In any dispute, we eventually come to a crossroads. We can either decide to de-escalate the situation, and search for shared values and common perspectives; or we can push on, exacerbating the divide and entrenching our position. As it's always better to build (rather than burn) our bridges, it's difficult to see why people choose the latter path. Except, of course, when it comes down to matters of principle. Take another look at what's at stake today. Is it as much as you thought?
12 Nov 1980