in the movies, volatile personalities are pegged heroic in the business environment.
in reality, this couldn't be further from the truth. avoid baseless arguments at all costs, since they consume too much emotional/intellectual capital, and most importantly time.
by having a "so leave" mentality with yourself and others, you'll become more action oriented.
i.e., if someone claims this country is socialist, simply ask why don't you leave? if you feel you are being underpaid, ask yourself, why don't i leave? the question cuts through rhetoric, affords you more energy, and things actually become accomplished.