Have you ever taken the low road?

My mama always told me to take the high road and now that I'm getting older, I've been thinking about this advice.

Mostly, I think it's true -- it's sort of a riff on "do unto others as you'd have done to you."

But I also wonder if it grooms a little bit of a fear of confrontation, or a fear of standing up for yourself. I don't think you need to take the LOW ROAD, but to me, high road often means staying silent.

Do you guys feel that way? Do you believe in always taking the High Road?