The playwright Eugene Ionesco noted, "Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together."
We need to tap our compassion to help us recognize, especially in our globally interdependent world, that fundamentalism of any stripe has no place in a compassionate world. Bill Clinton said it best:
The more complex societies get and the more complex the networks of interdependence within and beyond community and national borders get, the more people are forced in their own interests to find non-zero-sum solutions. That is, win–win solutions instead of win–lose solutions.... Because we find as our interdependence increases that, on the whole, we do better when other people do better as well — so we have to find ways that we can all win, we have to accommodate each other....
—Bill Clinton, Wired interview, December 2000