Periodic complaint about the inflexible folks who think things “should just” and then refuse to participate when they don’t.

1) It’s really, really damned hard to get anything done at all with many competing constituencies (one does not just simply, indeed).
2) Never let the perfect be the enemy of the good. 3) Refusing to participate in imperfect solutions is the quickest way to signal that you’ve never had to push something across the finish line in the face of fierce opposition that never has to do anything you say.

There are some things related to deeply-held principles that should not be compromised on. Being able to recognize that nearly everything else isn’t one of those things and being able to compromise is part of living in a society. We don’t all want the same things. Finding something you can live with as well as affording someone else the same opportunity is how it works. Otherwise, refusing to play because you refuse to compromise results in what we’ve affectionately referred to as gridlock.