Among the many wisdom traditions that Dr. Mark Strom draws from, one comes from the Judeo-Christian book of Proverbs:
In certain circumstances, Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. (Prov. 26:4)
While on other occasions, Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes. (Prov. 26:5)
Wisdom tells us when to do what.