" In order to achieve mutually enriching, deeply connecting dialogue, we need to overcome the divisions within our own hearts that make us unconsciously categorize people and rank their value on that basis. We need to be aware of the danger of categorizing people into such simplistic binaries as good and bad, us and them, and friend and foe. Such an approach is one of the deep drivers of conflict... Ours is thus an age where there is a critical need for truly creative dialogical processes grounded in respect for the dignity of life. This is vital if we are to transform division into harmony, confrontation into collaboration. "

-Daisaku Ikeda