The Buddha provides guidance on how and when to confront a person about problematic or self-destructive behavior. He also recommends praising those who are deserving of praise.
We don’t have to suffer with intense, hurtful, or divisive emotions. We always have the option of choosing peace and infusing harmony into any circumstance.
When we observe thoughts in meditation, we see firsthand how thoughts are constructed and how the delusion of self drives their ongoing fabrication.