...that if you become ruffled with every comment that you consider a 'slight,' you will never find peace.
Nor will you find it by always separating yourself from those who ruffle you.
You can only end so many friendships before you find yourself very much alone.
You can keep making new friends, of course, but sooner or later they will ruffle you -- and then what?
Perhaps the better course might be to let the ruffle go.
People rarely mean it when they do that, and a touch of gentle tolerance and easy forgiveness every day is even better than an apple...
Love, Your Friend....
Neale Donald Walsch