I've heard the phrase "be the bigger person" a million times, but I've learned that you never truly understand the meaning of this phrase until you feel like clawing someone's eyes out. The fact of the matter is, that sometimes people are mean. Sometimes they say hurtful things and treat us poorly. How they conduct themselves is entirely up to them. However, how you respond is up to you. Displaying Godly character and grace that only He can provide in times of conflict is the true definition of "killing them with kindness." So many people think that "killing them with kindness" means to be "syrupy sweet" to the people they have conflict with, which in reality is nothing more than being fake. Being the bigger person is always worth it in the end, even if it doesn't seem like it at the time.