Greetings Lear & gentlemen. Lear, the Al Pacino movie is 'Carlito's Way'. I salute you and all who have the presence of mind & strength of character to walk away. You are correct in saying the evil-doers can sense you. When good energy and bad energy come into contact, one sees the other 100% I am a Christian, and have been persecuted most of my life so far. I have been laughed at, mocked, punched, beaten with fists, boots, sticks, and almost every other thing a person can use as a weapon. I have been spit on, falsely accused, treated like **** all my life. And by the grace of God, I am still standing. The only times I ever used a fist, were in a few occassions where the honour of a woman was at stake. I don't care if I come across as 17th century or not. Chivalry is not dead..not yet
I start every day this way, to set my mind for the day. When I wake, I pray; 'I am yours almighty God. Do with me as you wish' From that point to the rest of the day, I will try to use every skill I have to avoid confrontations. Avoid eye contact with creepy people. eyes are magnets. Well...sometimes there's no avoiding it, correct? If & when confrontation strikes, I have a few modest but powerful tools in combat... Example: A physical confrontation whereby I am being threatened with physical violence, I'll say, 'OK Pal...you try any rough stuff...and I am going to BLEED all over you!' and give a wink. Using comedy, it gives the moron a way out of his stupidity without him 'losing face' It has worked 100% You know the 2 old 'rules of arguing with idiots' Rule 1)
Never argue with an idiot, because he (she) will only drag you down to his level, and then beat you with experience. Rule 2)
Never argue with an idiot, because anyone coming late to the conversation
, will not be able to determine which of you is the idiot
Instead, say 'Thank You' aloud, for all to see & hear...that any and all witnesses will see who is the trouble-maker, and who is the gentlemen. Then get the heck away from the evil-doer. Seems like you are a victim of afore-mentioned Rule 2. If you won't mind, I share this with you.... Hostility from the World
(the words of Jesus) "If the world hates you, remember that the world hated me first. If you belonged to the world, then the world would love you like it loves its own people. But I have chosen you out of the world. So you don't belong to the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the lesson I told you: A servant is not greater than his master. If people did wrong to me, then they will do wrong to you too. And if people obeyed my teaching, then they will obey yours too. - John 15:18-20 and these: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...203&version=9; http://www.prayerguide.org.uk/stfrancis.htm
God bless all of you who persevere in the face of bad behaviour. It will be by our example, that lost souls are encouraged to become gentlemen. It is our torch to hold high; our time to prepare those who follow in our place. Those who are afflicted need only to be shown the light. It costs us nothing to return hatred with compassion. Peace gentlemen.