Monday, January 05, 2009

an eye for an eye

you may have heard this one:
"an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
in terms of violence and conflict, this is certainly true.
it's probably true in most other ways too.
today i write about violence and conflict.
any violence and conflict.
not just war.
"war is never the answer."
no doubt, you've heard that one too.
in order to eliminate conflict and violence, somebody simply has to stop.
conflict and violence require two, like the tango.
what if somebody is shooting rockets at you every hour?
what is your answer? not violence.
you may die, but you won't answer violence with violence.
the world will see you in the most positive light, as the victim.
the world will demand that the violence against you be stopped.
if you have the right to defend yourself, and you defend yourself, then so does everybody else, and the cycle/circle of violence continues perpetually.
if only we could harness the energy from violence for good.
if somebody is violent to me, i will not respond with violence.
in order for there to be peace, we must eliminate violence.
we must figure out how to live together in peace and harmony.
whether this will happen before humankind is extinct, is anybody's guess.
i remain optimistic, and will continue to eliminate violence whenever and wherever i can.
i hope you'll join me.
in the meantime, peace.
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