If you live in the river, you should make friends with the crocodiles. (Indian Proverb)

Our first reaction to this proverb might well be: “Better to move out of the river.” No doubt the proverb is intended, however, to encourage people to learn how to get along with others. From time to time, we all have to interact with someone—maybe several someones—with whom it’s hard to relate. Learning how may be the key to survival.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18).