Someone wrote to me today saying that we’ve always had war and that war is just part of thing.
War has become never ending. It doesn’t stop. We used to have peace between wars, but not anymore.
The thing that bothers me is when people believe that just because something has always been done one way, it should/will always be that way. If that was true, we would still be living in trees and caves. We change things all the time, including the way we think.
If enough of us agree that war is unnecessary and wrong, then we should want to stop it from happening. To think that just because it’s always been that way, it will always will be that way, is what keeps things in place.
I’m not sure we can ever stop war. Stop killing each other. It doesn’t look as if we can, not at the moment. It won’t happen in my lifetime, not without something from outside stopping us.
We are violent. We kill pretty much everything. But if we wanted to stop war, each of us would just have to change our minds, because everything we do is based on a decision we make. That’s true for everything, so we can see how impossible it all looks. Maybe it is, but I refuse to believe that things have to be the way they are just because they’ve always been that way.