When I was in 5th grade, this boy chased me on the playground EVERY day. Finally I got fed up & went to the teacher. I said something like, "Teacher! He won't stop chasing me!" She replied, "Just stop running & he can't chase you anymore." That was an enlightening conversation then. But it's only recently that I see the broader implications of her wisdom.
Just stop running.
We all have the power to change what is happening to us. By running, I was providing that snot-nosed kid with the opportunity to chase me. By standing my ground, his power was taken away. I am now attempting to apply the same principle to the rest of my life, but on a much grander scale.
I mentioned a similar idea in this post.