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Masbate BM Arevalo: Choose your battles, ignore trolls

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In politics and in life, Masbate Senior Provincial Board Member Jason Arevalo believes that it’s always important to choose your battles, noting that not every assault is worth your defense.

Arevalo said that learning the art of “dedma” will surely keep your peace amid mudslinging in this chaotic world.

“One surefire way to keep your peace and sanity in politics is learning the art of ignoring calculated abrasions and choosing loftier battles. Not every assault is worth your defense,” he said.

“Never make the mistake of responding to the provocations coming from a troll farm. Take a detour from Confrontation St. and head home. Remember that you can never win an argument against bigotry and prejudice,” he said.

Arevalo noted that trolls are created to discredit, disparage, and destroy.

“Why give them the pleasure? How’d you propose to convince convinced minds?,” he asked.

The local politiko said that it is important to respond only to real accounts and aise only legitimate issues.

“Ignore the distractions. Never engage with trolls. If caught in an online brawl, disengage. Others more are worth your while,” he said

“And remember: if you’re being singled out and peppered with online assaults, it is either because you hold so much truth or you reek of fruits. Smile then. Better yet, laugh it off. It only means one thing. You’re good. And perhaps, ahead,” he said.

In the end, Arevalo likened it to Superman, who, he says, fights only real villains.

“Superman only fights real villains. Never trolls. And certainly, not those without balls,” he said.