“Never wrestle with pigs for the pigs remain clueless and you end up muddy.”
– Orrin Woodward
At some point, we’ve all been advised to “take the high road”, “be the bigger person” or to “take it on the chin” rather than taking matters into your own hands and reacting to that bitch bothering you.
Well it’s MOST DEFINITELY easier said than done…
Being honest, before I really understood what those infuriating terms meant, I’d just thought it meant being passive as hell and letting the above-mentioned bitches get away with their wrongdoings. But I guess it’s much more than that.
In my bid to understand wtf it actually meant, I stumbled upon Lisa Merlo-Booth’s description of this enigma and I just- wow. She describes it as: acting with integrity at all times and not just in good or happy times. Staying respectful & true to yourself, taking care of yourself, deciding how to respond/react without stooping to the other person’s level. And she really did not tell a lie. The worst thing is feeling upset AT YOURSELF when you stoop below your own standards & can’t even recognise yourself. Just awful!
But still, even after Miss Lisa’s wonderful explanation, I still felt like “omg why though?? It just isn’t fair 😦 .” Yeah, I can be stubborn like that. However, I must say that, from experience, it’s rather empowering and a form of self-care, if we’re being honest.
So, why not? Plus it isn’t like there’s any traffic on there anyway, most individuals are too busy on the low road which, most times than not, leads nowhere. Fair enough, it does involve putting your ego in the backseat, i.e aside (which can be truly hard to do sometimes) but the views from up there are a sight to behold! Legit.