What would you do if you were backstabbed? What about undermined? Here’s another beauty! What about lies being spread about you?

My first, and natural reaction is to devourer the person perpetrating these acts. But, the God in me propels me to deal with this differently. What’s that? Take the high road, and NEVER punch down!

I believe, as adults, we should carry ourselves apropos to what we would teach our kids.

At best, address and attempt to resolve whatever the issues are. At worst, be respectful and cordial toward the instigators, and politely remove yourself from the toxic environment.

For everyone, this is the best course of action. For you, there’s no more aggravation. For them, hopefully, they’ll see and learn from your action of class and dignity.

Too many times, when someone experiences pain and displeasure, they endure it unnecessarily. All that’s needed is to walk away! Short term, you may be hurt. But long term, you’re much better off!

Moral to the story: live a happy life by not putting up with nonsense, regardless of whom, and where it’s coming from!

About the author 

Coach Berry

John Berry (a.k.a. Coach Berry) has been a basketball coach and skill development trainer since 1993 and has coached hundreds of games and instructed 1,000’s of kids. Coach Berry is, and always has been committed to helping youth in life and on the basketball court.