My father taught me to be nice first because you can always be mean later. But once you've been mean to someone, they won't believe the nice anymore. So, be nice; be nice until it's time to stop being nice, then destroy them.
Wouldn't people wonder what you were smiling about. If you stopped reacting negatively and started believing things will get better and rise above their petty taunts? They would get nastier at first, in an attempt to get you to react. But eventually the