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PeopleSmart Skill 6

Resolving Conflict

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As long as you keep a person down,

some part of you has to be down there to hold him down,

so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.

—MARIAN ANDERSON

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If we invited you to free associate to the word conflict, would you think of war, destruction, divorce, turmoil? Probably many people would. Even as we write this, the effects of conflict cast shadows on the world: children murdered, people hated because they are different, nations torn apart over ethnic and racial feuding. It is hardly surprising ...

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