how do you handle it when people insult you?

South Africa
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
May 9, 2008 9:45am CST
Everyday we come across so many people as we go through life,but really one thing surprises me and that is the attitude of people especially the youngsters,why is it that people get so abusive and disrespectful these days the slightesrt prompt they are ready to insult others,i have been insulted so many times,At times i look at the person passing the insult and i just feel like strangling them but i only refrain from doing that by keeping my temper under control,how do you respond when you are insulted by others especially when there was no need for the insult?