No, honestly, I don’t blow unless someone else directly insults me or a loved one! Then it has to be derogatory and blatant not a mere difference of opinions over touchy topics such as religion, race, politics or sexual orientations! Life is too short to take offense of others opinions. I try to take into consideration their own life journey, experiences and even what colors their feelings, emotions and past childhood experiences. Most times popular behavior and beliefs have their origins somewhere.
If it is an outright personal insult or veiled vague insinuation always ask what was meant rather than making yourself look overly reactionary if if is quickly taken back as a misunderstanding or joke.
Some folks are very insecure and don’t take jesting well at all. I have learned this lesson myself well over the years. Now, I typically don’t joke/jest anyone who I don’t know well!
You don’t have to take anyone’s bs, put downs or insults even family. Don’t let family pressure you into taking an older, brother,sister or cousin’s leveled attacks to keep the peace!Put them in their place while attempting to not simultaneously making an as* out of yourself by going into a rage, cursing, pounding the table or getting irrationally loud! Nothing would please your adversary more. You must realize they plan ahead for these show downs while you are none the wiser when they ambush you! If it is a family member just know this may be a repeated pattern over your life and senior family members may have turned a blind eye to their behavior for years!