Gasoline is a mixture of volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbons derived from petroleum and used as fuel for internal-combustion engines. It can also start a fire. Water is an inorganic compound. It plays an important role in life. In a group, it is important to bridge the gap between gasoline and water.
We belong to several groups. It starts with our family, the community, our peers, the workplace, and many more. It is inevitable that conflicts may arise. This is when you need to become water and put off fire rather than gasoline and fuel it. If conflicts arise, it is important to put out the fire immediately. Extinguish the flames before the fire spreads.
Listen. It’s not necessary to pick a side or express your personal opinion on the matter. Just provide your undivided attention and focus on listening.
Do not let the conflict blow out of proportion. Change from being gasoline and become the water and put off the fire immediately. Communicate. The first step is solving the situation. Be consistent. Make sure that your approach to conflict is consistent. Finally, maintain composure and stay calm.