Have you ever had a dead end discussion with someone who – no matter what you say – comes back at you with something nuttier and even more far fetched than the first thing they said? It’s beyond excruciatingly maddening!
I find myself in this position sometimes where I want to just launch, but I’ve learned that nothing I say sinks in. There’s no point in me opening my mouth or replying to the email or returning the text. I might as well be yelling to the wind off my back patio or trying to make a point to my wall.
What’s a person to do? I figured it out. Don’t say anything in the first place. Walk away. Shake it off. Eat a cookie.
People will be – – – people. Some bring clarity and some bring frustration. If I don’t want to lose my peace, I have to not engage in the first place.