Because you're just too good for stooping down to a low level, anyway.
Take a deep breath. The road up ahead will need all the energy you have to muster.
No, you're not crazy for wanting to strangle that certain someone for taking things a bit too far. Nothing stings worse than the slap of an insult. You saw it happen, and everyone else heard it, too. They may not say anything to you, but they are watching.
They are also wondering what kind of action you're going to take. You wonder, too.
Should you say something to the boss who stabbed you in the back when he took credit for the project YOU worked on? How to handle that nut job of an ex who can't stop lying about you after what seemed to be a civil and fair breakup. Let's not forget those two-faced relatives. They never really did like you even though you and your partner have been married with children — for years. What is wrong with people?
It's never an easy situation when a person is faced with the choice between confronting a situation that won't change, or taking the high road.
The high road is HARD to do, and it seems UNFAIR that you have to be the one to travel it alone.
A part of you would rather get revenge or vindicate yourself.
It's one thing to be told to forget about a hurtful situation. That won't work anyway and you know it's the wimpy way out.
How can you forget a wound that bled and left a scar? Pain requires action. But the kind of action to take is a step forward in a direction that shows the person you really are — you are a fighter, a survivor, and a winner with self-respect.
To show you just how valuable the high road experience is to your future, here are 25 quotes we hope will inspire you to be the bigger person:
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"I truly believe that my haters are my motivators." — Unknown
"Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act." — Dr. Seuss
"How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours." — Wayne Dyer
"Some of us should receive medals for being able to bit our tongues so hard without biting them off." — Unknown
"Don’t sacrifice your peace trying to point out someone’s true colors. Lack of character always reveals itself in the end" — Mandy Hale
"No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with — don’t go to that level." — Tim Gunn
"When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticisms, and misguided opinions, walking away is the best way to stand up for yourself. To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude." — Dodinsky
"Silence is the best response to a fool." — Unknown
"Happiness is the best revenge." — Unknown
"Conflict cannot survive when only one person participates." — Unknown
"To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness and triumph with humility." — Unknown
"The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury." — Marcus Aurelius
"Do the best you can, and don’t take life too seriously." — Will Rogers
"How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged." — Unknown
"Every time you are able to find humor in a situation, you win." — Unknown
"Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky." — Anais Nin
"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control." — Unknown
"Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You will have many opportunities to change a mood, but you will never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke." — Unknown
"When you feel good about yourself, you won’t tear others down." — Unknown
"I’m going to take the high road because the low road is too crowded." — Mia Farrow
"Weak people avenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore." — Unknown
"Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment." — Lao Tzu
"Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you." — Unknown
"Sometimes letting go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on." — Eckhart Tolle