“One thing about life is you do have choices to make,” Dr. Phil says. “And one of the things you can choose is to not react to what people put in front of you.”

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Dr. Phil explains that there may be times when you’re offended, feel slighted, or are annoyed by other people’s actions, but you are in control of how you react.

“You don’t have to take the bait,” he says. “Realize you don’t have to react every chance you get. Sometimes, just leave it alone and keep on walking.”

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