'Life isn't an emergency unless you make it so'.
I can't recall who uttered these words but I'm slowly discovering how true they are. Just because someone throws you the ball doesn't mean you have to catch it, respond or get involved. I now realise you can simply refuse to catch the ball and watch it harmlessly bounce on down the road. Now some people won't like you for doing it because it will force them to retrieve their own ball and that's simply not in the book of 'I throw and you catch' rules of life.