Yes life is too short to live without true happiness and purpose. Therefore, it should be our mission to seek out the truth about Jehovah's Kingdom. Knowing the truth and being a faithful servant of God brings peace now and forever!
This is what our Southern mothers taught us to do. If anyone is being ugly to you, you DO NOT stoop to their level. You "Kill them with kindness". By the way, that doesn't always work. But, it makes your Mama happy.