"A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul."
~ James Allen ~
The opportunity often arises in life to escalate or de-escalate a situation, to become combative or let things be. What's important to acknowledge is that it's our choice. We are free agents, not victims at the mercy of triggers and opinions and argumentative folk.
In any life circumstance I can be pugilant or peaceful.
It's my choice.