Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The antidote to violence

"Bad things happen when the pace of change exceeds our ability to change, 
and events move faster than our understanding.  
It is then that we feel the loss of control over our lives.  
Anxiety creates fear, fear leads to anger, anger breeds violence, 
and violence -- when combined with weapons of mass destruction -- 
becomes a deadly reality. 

The greatest single antidote to violence is conversation, 
speaking our fears, listening to the fears of others, 
and in that sharing of vulnerabilities discovering a genesis of hope."  
-- Jonathan Sachs, The Dignity of Difference

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