Democracy is, of course, about managing political differences. It, of course, creates winners and losers. It, of course, leads to competition. But, at the root, democracy is about reconciliation and compromise. It requires the humanization of the opponent. It expects one to conceptualize the political opponent as a rival, not an enemy. The participants in a democracy are political companions in the pursuit of public good for the society, not the fighters to the death for the interests of their own group.