One of the reasons why it’s difficult to discuss politics or religion with people is because exchanges about both tend to suggest a shortage — which then causes inevitable disputes. For example, if your political beliefs win, then my politics lose. If one party gets what it supports, then another group must suffer. The same can be said for certain general attitudes and viewpoints. It’s extremely difficult for people to “agree to disagree”; people operate under the assumption that one person’s beliefs cannot be maintained if another person’s conflicting beliefs exist…
The big players do not think in terms of restrictions like this. Instead, they think without limits — something that allows them to soar to levels that many others consider impossible.
– Grant Cardone, The 10X Rule (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2011), pp. 34-35.
As a business analyst, I was professionally trained to seek out win-win solutions. The only reason we cannot seek win-win solutions in politics is that we do not allow ourselves to think that way.