It is astonishing how some people say they want “peace” in the world while nursing grudges and attacking others (in the peace movement) over minor conflicts! One cannot effectively build peace when inciting conflict and holding onto petty grievances, rather than working towards resolution and understanding. This is what hypocrisy looks like and those who do it should be called out.
the bulk of social activity consists of playing games. Careful scrutiny reveals that they tend to follow definite patterns which are amenable to sorting and classification. Rather than calling them out be aware.
We begin to change the world when we rekindle our sense of community where there is no division from history and current events even public issues and private concerns. It is a call to make another’s pain our own and to get in touch with our true fearless self through giving. 2006 “On Becoming Fearless”
Yes, if people can’t learn to get past divisiveness, grudge-bearing, and mean-spiritedness in a small group, how can anyone expect that Syria, for example, can ever heal its deep wounds that divide it or that our two countries can avoid war?
It is important to make the effort to resolve problems and misunderstandings in our relationships so that we may have mutually supportive and caring interaction. That is the only way we will have any moral authority to encourage our country to work towards peace and avoid war. Anything less is hollow hypocrisy.
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