FOLLOW Understand the situation Complaining about a difficult work situation will not make it go away. Try to understand the situation, and find a way to understand and accept your colleagues. People’s characters are a reflection of their own mental limitations; when people try to hinder us, it is usually a sign their mind is obstructed by their own negativity.
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