Teaching peace, understanding and love
is more challenging and requires genius, patience and a strong heart.
Hate mongers line the roadways in all
parts of the world, and are often self-serving and hypocritical.
Peace advocates must courageously
overcome the skepticism of many.
Democracy itself cannot guarantee a
policy of peace without the benefit of education, a constitution that protects
minority interests, and courageous leaders who are willing to challenge the
For, although it is natural to love your
neighbor, it is also convenient and often efficient to make enemies of
minorities, foreigners, competitors and visionaries who advocate new
perspectives and values.
You may be the majority by advocating a
'no enemies' philosophy, but many people will question your logic and doubt
your conclusions. Understand that 'no enemies' is not efficient and many
people invest in corporations that can only profit by efficiency.
If the human species wishes to support
nature, we must learn to compromise our greedy appetites, balance immediate
commercial profits against long-term ecological support, and try to step out
of the treadmill that reduces the value of life to what we can produce.
Be ready to battle against big money and big corporations that rule the world.