I can't say I understand, or agree with, what others do or say sometimes. I can say, it is up to me to adjust my attitude and response to preserve myself, keep my cool, hold my peace.
I know enough to know, when someone is argumentative or disagreeable to what I am saying or doing, it is my choice to go on, or not. Is it really worth my energy to be right? have the last word? Not at this point in my life.
Frustration which used to brew with such exchanges, is now replaced with a knowing smile. I know what I know, I know who I am. Convincing someone else to see my point of view is a waste of my energy.
If I'm asked what I think, I will tell you. Otherwise, I will live out my truth to the best of my ability. The days of conforming to others expectations is over. I must live up to my own expectations. Take me or leave me, it's up to you, as for me, I'll be to myself, true.
Life is to short, too precious to spend it trying to prove ourselves to someone else or the world. It is for us to live a good life, be kind and gracious to all others. Show respect, receive respect. Don't take "it" personally.
Fantasizing the freedom to be who I am without apology.