By not reacting you are free to create.

The most powerful thought to have, "Who Am I". The most powerful statement to make, "I am that". THe most important action to take,  keep going. Never stop on an answer. Knowledge comes from not knowing.
Once something is determined it becomes that to you. Even if it is not. A lifetime of self-deception is built up around it. The world populates that reality with all sorts of supporting evidence.