This is great.
Lots of great nuggets in this essay, including:
"Revenge fantasies are for the weak. Besides, “living well is the best revenge.”
"Don't talk to the enemy...don't engage."
(Really good. My mom-a psychiatric social worker-always told me not to try to have a conversation with crazy people, and ESPECIALLY to watch out and yes-cross the street for any human talking out loud to him or herself no matter what...)
This is also exactly the point to remember when all the huffy-puffy people start exploding their spleens in your face or on Twitter or on e-mail and whatnot:
"What do I know? I’m not the boss of the world. I don’t make the laws. I’m just a guy with an opinion."
Really well done.
(Makes me ALMOST tempted to share my own stories of how to get fired/laid off/'re-organized'/not renewed...ALMOST but not quite...)