Of Crayolas and Compromise

Growing up, I was taught that compromise is one of the most useful tools of conflict resolution. Children understand that if one person grabs the whole box of crayons, only one person gets to draw a kitty cat and a house. Compromise lets every kid have a shot at the action. Although it is less efficient to trade for the colors you need and let others borrow colors they need from you, at the end of the day, everyone has created a masterpiece.