When I shut my mouth and walk away, it doesn’t mean you’ve won. It simply means you’re not worth my time anymore.
For every individual, this “breaking point” is a different line in the sand. It is personal, based upon life experience, need, focus, opportunity, knowledge and so much more.
But, inevitably, we have all found ourselves at such a juncture. In those moments we are pushed to that final limit and forced to recognize that we have hit our threshold and we are clearly at the moment in which such a decision must be made.
This is often times made with a deep sadness in our heart, or it might stem from exasperation caused by the frustration of dealing with circumstances that might never come to resolution… Whereas other times, it comes at a moment of internal rage, so desirous of being expressed as to threaten to consume us if it is not released immediately.
Life teaches us (mostly through empirical experiences) that our desire to express any of the above emotions at such a moment will come with a penalty at a later date. It shows us that our intense desire to release whatever emotion has boiled over inside, results (almost inevitably) with a cause for regret.
If we are most wise, we finally learn that any expression of such frustration, disappointment, despair, or anger is pointless. It is solely an opportunity for our ego to express how annoyed, disturbed, hurt or furious it might feel. We want to make the other party know how they have trespassed us, in whatever way that has happened. We want them to feel regret or any other emotion that levels the playing field.
Sadly, with almost no exception, the proper response is just to walk away without a word. It does not feel as good at the moment, but in the longer scheme of things, it is clearly the best of options. We get little satisfaction while our Universal parent plays nursemaid to our Inner Child. We want to level the playing field. But with the vista that only time can deliver, we finally learn that the ultimate checkmate move is to disappear without a word.
If you have been hurt many times, and you still know how to smile… trust me, you have far more wealth than you might imagine.
Keep smiling… but never say a word…. It will keep them guessing.