When someone does something you don’t like, try
toleration. Tell them in your nicest way that you do
not feel good about what occurred or what was said,
but try hard not to cold-shoulder them, and block
them out of any warm connection with you.
All you teach them by that is to be afraid of you — by
making them afraid of losing you…or at least the warmth
of their connection with you.
This is, of course, what
some people say God does to us…
Give people the same break you would like God (and
other people, for that matter) to give you.