It intrigues you and bothers you. You want to retaliate, be spiteful and delegate your attention to the frivolous fight. When you're done, win or lose, you realize you've hung your own noose. You could have avoided it by ignoring it but you joined in the rescue of your feelings. You've made little progress, stealing your own time even though leaving it alone would have been fine.
“You don’t win by meeting any kind of negativity head-on.”