Aye... Drop Me Off
That's exactly what you have to say out loud if it doesn't work whilst saying it to yourself. I'm almost certain that many of us have encountered a person, place or thing that persists to "take us there". Being provoked into battle is easy in most cases, yet we don't HAVE to go. When anything is less than comfortable to your very being, get off, get out and get over it. Easier said than done right?
We don't have to win every challenge. There's no need to prove who and how you are to those that already know and accept you. Pray for strength to walk away. Ignore the "confetti". The confetti rears itself as colorful celebration. As long as it's entertained, someone will show up to celebrate it.
Although, every audience is not full of fans. Every clap is not to congratulate you. There's no victims venue as long as you don't show up to star in it. It can't grow or go if you don't fuel it. It won't mature if you suppress it.
We know not our day of earthly departure, but until that time, I'm sure he, I, she, we, they can find a serene productive way to fulfill ourselves, and execute the best of us. The enemies of growth will eventually diminish and at the end of it all, you will see yourself clearer. I bet that even YOU, will like YOU better without egg on your face.