Damilola Adegbite

Popular Nollywood actress, Damilola Adegbite, has penned her thoughts on managing emotions when hurtful things are said to you.

The divorced mum of one urged her followers on Instagram to permanently or temporarily walk away from any uncomfortable situation instead of engaging in verbal fights that might make matters worse.

She wrote: “Words are like eggs. Once they are spoken, they are forever embedded in the minds of the ones spoken to, for better or for worse, for we do not have control over a person’s interpretation of what has been said to them.

Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. Pay close attention to what people say to you.

On the flip side, mastering our emotions when offended is a rare show of strength. We shouldn’t retaliate with hurtful words as that would only make us, in the heat of the moment, look and act like barbarians. We however, do not need to stay mute. The smarter move would be to express our displeasure calmly, get up.. literally, and temporarily… or permanently.. walk away.”