Love and friendship go beyond ideological differences. A lot of our problems today are because of our growing reverence for the latter, at the expense of the former.
Ideology in general, be it right, left, top or bottom, diminishes our ability to see people and things as they are; with our perception boxed and shaped rigidly within the confines of a particular ideology.
It also often takes us away from things that really matter - love and kindness. We have lost the ability to communicate, there is just noise, no communication. It is a clear sign of a crisis of empathy. It is a clear sign that we’re astray.
Perhaps a thumb rule like Gandhi ji’s talisman might help.