It’s so hard once someone’s been horrible to you to continue to be kind. There will always be that one jerk who has nothing nice to say, but the world doesn’t need more of them, it needs more of you being a kind person. You should never let someone walk all over you, or talk down to you, by all means stand up for yourself but don’t swap out meaness for meaness. There’s also people who are passive jerks. People who try to discredit your accomplishments. So you got a great new job out of college that’s paying you way more than minimum wage (congrats btw lol)? It’s the person who says “oh what your dad get you that job”. Don’t humor these people, just simply smile and tell them your honest answer, “no”, and then dismiss that person from your life.