When people are rude or hostile toward you, do you retreat or do you run? I was taught the difference at a time when someone was being mean to me and I felt angry. Anger makes you weak and gives the power to the other person. Instead, learn how to retreat.
Run – Don’t run away. When you run, you try to save yourself no matter what.
Retreat – is a sign of strength. You do it before it’s too late, and while you are still in possession of power and position.
Reserve – The right way to retreat is not with anger, but with dignified reserve. – Shar McBee