Even when you’re surrounded by dishonesty and indolence, live with honesty and a commitment to excellence. Just because others choose to push themselves down, doesn’t mean you must follow along.
When you face rudeness, there’s nothing to be gained by being rude in return. Though no one else may notice or appreciate your polite, respectful response, you will notice, and that’s of great value.
It’s easy to get drawn into useless conflicts about trivial matters. Yet you can always choose a more positive, empowering path.
Keep yourself committed to truth, excellence and sincerity, no matter what others may do. Live life not by negative provocation, but rather by positive intention.
When you get drawn into a negative, even if you win but you’re slowly likely to lose your best options. Instead, find a way to rise above the all the interruption, for those is how you truly win.