There’s a difficult situation to do with others that you just cannot escape right now. Sometimes the only way out of a problem is through it. This is not the time for a flight response, nor is it time to fight — this is a time to learn to negotiate rough waters into calmness with grace and humility. Loss of face through defeat or embarrassment is never a pleasant experience, but in your battle with someone perhaps this time it was an underestimation of your adversary, or reckless selfishness or rectitude on your part that put you in this situation. Own this setback. Make it your guru. There is something valuable to be learnt here. Master the ability to retain your composure in spite of all those eyes you feel on you and you shall overcome your worst enemy: self-consciousness.
Someone who appears to be offering you assistance with a difficult situation or move might not be acting in your best interest. Be careful.