“Well, that’s just the way it is”… is the worst thing I’ve ever heard. It’s the most ominous of barriers. It’s the most crass way that someone can say “I don’t care, and you shouldn’t either”.
Statements and attitudes like this are the best way to kill the momentum and energy of people that are passionate about their work.
Why would that statement ever be uttered?
We all have adversity. We’ve all been wronged or have had obstacles put in front of us. So? Get over it. Giving up is no way to fix things.
This is fine if you’ve checked out. What’s not fine is getting in other peoples way by making it harder for them to get something done. Move.
It’s so destructive. It stops people from seeing the reality of any given situation. It stops collaboration and certainly kills any meaningful interaction.