“We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility
for how we behave, think, and feel.”
― Marshall Rosenberg, psychologist
We are biased against the negative and biased against confronting the negative. What is negative is considered bad and talked about in hushed tones. This has been going on ever since people noticed that thinking about things has a way of making them happen.
It should be clear to us all that as long as we’re paying for the armies to fight wars, we are responsible for them. Wars occur because of:
- the power to wage war, which is a power that we create;
- the authority to wage war, which is an authority that we fail to control; and
- a collective feeling of responsibility for each other and our environment, which is a feeling that we don’t have.
“We have to face our shadow in order to get to the gold on the other side of the shadow… how many of our children and grandchildren are going to have to die before we will be willing to make the changes that we are not willing to make today?”
— Chris Bache (2019b)
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