Conflict is a mathematical equation.
Often, there are two sides, separated by an equal sign, each searching for the ideal, most simple representation of equality.
Yet the two sides, immersed in the conflict itself, cannot see past their own perspective or the motivational components of the opposition. In frustration, countless transpositions occur without adequate communication or understanding. Suddenly, the equal sign is replaced by an inequality, and the equation becomes even more chaotic and overwhelming than before.
Yet the solution is simple; remove yourself from the equation, and become a mathematician. From this higher viewpoint, one finds that the problem lies not in the actions or beliefs of one side or the other, but rather in the nature of their relation.