Notice. Are you able to describe the person you just talked to? Or the room you were just in? Or even the object in your hand? Do you notice what you are doing?
To be offended is to be wrong. Nasty behaviour thrown in your direction isn’t condoned, you might choose to respond, but why should their words actually harm you?
Many thirst in the desert of shiny things.
The accumulation effect of small moments can be enormous.
The challenge is to release what is within you, uncorrupted by falsity and lies.
Regardless of whether you think you are succeeding or failing, you must not ease up, in any respect, because events always happen.
For sure it is smart to learn from the experience of others, but the lessons can be more thoroughly learnt if you make the mistakes yourself.