Ronald Reagan really got it. Think of applying this as a guiding principle to many political issues that face us today. Think of the difference this attitude can make.
The difference in approach of containment and transcendence is huge.
“The years ahead are great ones for this country, for the cause of freedom and the spread of civilization. The West won’t contain Communism; it will transcend Communism. It won’t bother to denounce it; it will dismiss it as some bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages are even now being written.” ~~Ronald Reagan 1981, speech at the University of Notre Dame