In Robert Greene’s masterpiece, the 48 laws of Power, half the game is choosing your battles. Everyday life is about ignoring things which only leave you worse off should you choose to engage. Like ignoring silly children or persevering in unrequited love. Because even though human beings are addicted to pain, drama and mixed emotions its cleaner to cut clean and sour-grape over what we cannot have. That’s just the way life works. That’s just how we cope and move on.