It is always easy to fight back when you are insulted, criticized, ridiculed or challenged in any way. In the end though, the ultimate victim of your anger is you. If you are not being treated right, don't waste your energy on revenge. Revenge is a conscious effort to repeat the same mistakes done in the past. You have the power to break this pattern. You have the means to resolve this without lifting a finger or creating noise. Take a step back and observe. Let the strength of your silence encourage the other to look inward. Sooner or later, that person will realize that there is no enemy but himself or herself, and rest in the fact that you do not need to explain or defend yourself, because you owe that person nothing-- absolutely nothing.