Backing down and stepping back might sound the same and they could often be used interchangeably. But are we’ve gotten older, we’ve realised that stepping back doesn’t mean defeat or that you’re giving in. Stepping back can mean enforcing boundaries, de-escalating a situation or protecting yourself.
There’s a lot of nuance in conflicts with colleagues, family or friends and standing up for what you believe or what you think is right is important. But it’s also important to recognise that it’s not your responsibility to make someone else see your point of view or take action.
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