War!.. What do “adult” people tell the young ones who get bullied in school? >> don’t hit him back, be the responsible one, show him compassion, be his friend<< they might say, and wrap it up with >> fighting violence with violence only promotes violence<<. And then they go back to their homes, their living rooms and TV’s. Sit down, numb to the fact that bombs and war machines are flying above their heads – heading out to “save the country”.
>>A country needs protection<< they might say. >>It is not the same, war is more complicated, involves more lives and can simply not be compared<< Is it not the same? I ask. If not the same scenario then at least the exact same psychology? Feelings?
You tell your children to stop hitting back the bully. You tell them to take responsibility for one another, be compassionate, promote friendliness. Despite of the fact that you know your child’s defences might be down for the next blow from the bully, you encourage them to do this. You said >>violence promotes violence<<
So when is it time to lower the defences of a country? When you’ve bombed the other country to pieces or before that? Taking a risk in being vulnerable, but guess what! This is where awareness, growth and a deeper love comes to the picture!
Cancel all military actions and quit the military.
As Frederick II the Great, king of Prussia once said: “If soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army”
Much love & a happy day! Hope you enjoyed (:
Everybody in my personal life – all in their own discrete ways – keeps blabbering up about how clever mankind is, how intelligent we are. They say things like “mice didn’t invent the internet – we did. Cows didn’t invent railroads – we did. Dogs didn’t invent chairs & tables – we, mankind did.”
And there is, of course, no argument against this. We ARE the most intelligent beings that we know of on this planet.
But are we wise enough to carry this intelligent mind around? We invented tools to make life easier a couple of hundred thousand years ago, but were we wise enough not to take life from one another? We invented the flamethrower for the average poor farmer in the Middle East, not to make thousands of children fatherless in the Vietnam War & probably many other places as well.
We were intelligent enough to invent the nuclear bomb & planes carrying it, but with what intend? Was it wise to destroy entire families using just that?
Yes! We are very intelligent indeed. But are we wise enough?
I doubt it.
I’m glad to know that you’re sticking with me this far, and I hope you feel the same tension in your chest as I do thinking of this.
Holy jumping fucking Jesus! Excuse my language.. :P
Words cannot describe how grateful and lucky I feel, that I’ve gotten the interest of all of you! .. But they jsut did, didn’t they? :D 200 followers in just three months… :O
Blogging is a genious way of self-discovery, and, as Gustave Flaubert said: “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe” – which is so true! :) I wish you all the best of luck with your blog’s aswell! :)
THANKS! :) :D
I do believe in a greater something, yes. But I’m definitely not religious, nor an atheist.
I believe in Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed as much as I believe in Attila the Hun, Caesar and Alexander the Great – simply because of years and years of research. (Not by me, though) ;)
If you don’t believe in any of the religious guys, then give this thought a… thought: