Sivia: When people are disrespectful to us, we brush it off or laugh. Tinyjoynow definitely has more of a buddhist mindset, believing that it’s more effective for the world in the long term not to match that negative energy. ‘Bad Vibes,’ can be a never ending evil chain that spreads like a disease often from one generation to the next like terrible parents. But you can be that one person that breaks the chain! You’re small contribution can make a world of difference. But that doesn’t mean you should only respond by kindly ignoring it, killing them with kindness. Sometimes it’s more productive to tell them to fuck off. Show them the same amount of disrespect they showed you. Because while being sweet and gentle is nice and all, often those people are too dumb to take in the lesson and need a more direct approach. Plus it’s awesome to stand up for yourself!
Nick: Sometimes it’s necessary! Holding in that icky feeling after being repeatedly harassed and insulted can result in straining good relationships. Standing up for yourself can help to release that negative energy in a positive way without carrying it with you all day and effecting those that love and care about you.