"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Standing in opposition to others with strong opinions and inflexibility is not nearly so evolved as being able to see all sides of a thing- to really put ourselves on the side we don't understand and try to understand it. That way, with compassion, and a real interest in finding a middle ground, we can work together to find a winning solution, rather than polarizing ourselves to one side or the other and making one of us right and the other wrong.
I seek to understand what baffles me, and spread compassion rather than judgment.