I talked to a longtime friend today. She was going through some turmoil in her life. I listened as she explained how others were taking what she said the wrong way. That really bothered her. No matter what she has tried, others continue to take what she said and turn it around to mean something else. She asked my advice. I told her this has happened to me many times. And we all have to make our own choices and decisions on how to handle situations in life. But I did tell her that choosing to rise above whatever situation you are in, and be kind to the other parties involved, is always a good path to choose. You will be right every time. Is this easy to do? Of course not. And it is not an admission that you are right and they are wrong. It is just choosing to be kind. Then walk away. I also told her I try to take a pause anytime I am in a situation with anyone where there are disagreements. Once words are said they cannot be taken back.