Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
We are frequently told that compromise is the best way for people to work out their differences. When people compromise, with each side losing a little in order to reach a satisfactory agreement, both sides can continue to live in harmony. However, compromise can work only when the issue at stake are not that important. Compromise does not work when there is a genuine difference of opinion about strongly held principles or ideas.
Is compromise always the best way to resolve a conflict?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
1. 审题关键词：compromise, conflict
正：Neither side is completely happy or unhappy. Thus, they both partially get what they want. That should be a rather disinterested way of resolving the conflict.
反：Usually, one side will compromise more than the other. Thus, it can hardly be fair.
补：We also need compromise to make ourselves feel better.