I tend to assume that everyone thinks the way I do. If everyone thinks the way I do there would be *much* less conflict. In a way, that's what I'm going for: Conflict-free existence. Do you think it's possible? I can hear you already: No. Conflict is unavoidable.
We are left with only one option: We must learn to deal with conflict in our relationships. As risky as it might be, we will be most successful when we engage with others, conflict and all.
I've been blessed to live a life largely devoid of conflict. Recently, however, conflict has been creeping in on the edge of my circle. It's not a relationship between me and them. This is a relationship among the people I know. I am learning as I go.