The world is built on compromise. Without it we would have never been able to leave the cave or the tree. Columbus would have never have been given three ships to sail. We would have never have made it to the moon either. The Declaration of Independence would be an idea in the mind of TJ and BF. The Great War would have killed us all. No survivors.
The piece that all of these things have in common is this. Compromise strategy always, principal never.