When someone is rude or disrespectful, it’s tempting to match their energy. But,┬áthere’s a more mature and satisfying response. It’s the same technique used in martial arts to neutralize oncoming force. You simply turn and get out of the way. This allows the energy to pass by you and topple itself, rather than hitting you head on. When you don’t respond to aggressive energy, it has nothing to push against. Avoiding unwanted exchanges reserves your energy for the kinds of interactions that will...

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