When we get offended, ego is the culprit.
Ego hides behind the false idea that what we think and feel is more important than truth.
Ego lies and tells us that our emotions dictate our feelings and responses.
Ego is full of righteous victimhood.
Getting offended, or feeling oppressed, or feeling wronged has nothing to do with what has actually happened, since the past doesn’t exist anymore, it is not real… the only thing that actually matters, or is actually true is how we decide to respond to those events.
The best way to respond is always to move past (ignore) our ego, and then, when things calm down, we can review everything with awareness and a calm heart.