We need to realize that cooperation and mutual respect are better strategies for security and survival than competition and mutual destruction. We live in a time of great crisis and great fear. We commonly lack the skills to make a friend from an enemy, so enemies multiply endlessly, and we cower or we explode. The greatest war, the greatest terror and enemy that we have to face is within ourselves, from the President to the members of Congress, to the tormented student and the abused child. There is a very dark and deep abyss within the soul of America. The illness, the cancer, of violent habits of thoughts, words and actions which are tearing our communities apart every day is destroying our trust in human values and decency, and building a metaphoric time bomb of cataclysmic proportions.
Let us take the crucial first step, let us move forward to end this insanity, let’s admit we have a problem. Then we can move ahead, one step at a time.
Step 1: Admit the problem (p. 55-56, Love Always Wins, ©2011 David M. Hazen). Available at Amazon as an e-book or paperback.