THE ART OF KNOWING IS TO KNOW WHAT TO IGNORE:
There are several examples applicable here but I will speak of the most important aspect of this pertinent quote affecting personal relationships.
When things go wrong between friends and confrontation becomes a highly likely explosive issue, one must decide what matters more – one’s ego and anger or the friendship itself. If it’s the latter, then it’s crucial to learn the art of what to ignore.
Silence is contempt – it speaks a thousand, powerful unspoken words. The Art of Knowing is to know how to ignore baited words and to learn how to bide one’s time with silent patience.
Remember these words of wisdom well – glass once broken and words once spoken can never be undone. True, isn’t it?