Monday, September 15, 2014

I am not anti-war, but...

I am not anti-war, I just believe that if we can hold ourselves back from actively engaging in any conflict with others (internet based or real world) then we will be happier and more at peace. It's OK for other people to have a different opinion to our own. We don't need to destroy them or prove them wrong. If other people wish to engage in conflicts and even fully fledged wars, that is their choice.

 It could be argued that many innocents get caught up in these wars and this is clearly an infringement of their free will to live as they choose. This is the self-centered nature of those who engage in warfare- a lack of concern for others. The ultimate form of narcissism. So be it. But to attempt to stop such people from their war games is to draw ourselves into them. This will then ruin our life and the lives of those we touch. Better to walk away, run if we must.

Maintaining personal peace is a duty for those who wish to impact the world in a positive way. And for those who choose to fight, their free will must be respected, but we are under no obligation to support them in their quest.

Sharka Todd

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