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Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Coworkers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day by Linnda Durre

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CHAPTER 5Everyone Has Positives and Negatives Know and Accept Yours and Others’

It’s important to remember that life on planet Earth is filled with duality. Everything has its opposite: liberal and conservative, young and old, male and female, rich and poor, and good and evil. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect planet and there will likely always be conflict, disagreement, and dissent. Accepting this reality helps us to cope with its challenges; and while it doesn’t mean we condone or want to participate in the dark side of life, it does demand that we recognize that it exists and are willing to confront it when it affects us. Sticking our heads in the sand like an ostrich and hoping negative things or people will disappear is not the way ...

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