Being able to think differently from those around us and being able to function lovingly with people who think otherwise is the ultimate in human endeavor.

 It requires three things: a heart large enough to deal with conflict positively, enduringly, and kindly; a keen sense of personal purpose, the notion that there is something on the horizon that is worth debating; and a soul sensi­tive enough to transcend the tensions of the immediate for the sake of the quality of the future.