No amount of training or rationalization can quiet the dis-ease that comes with taking human life. There was a great line in the movie, The Men Who Stare at Goats, where they said that the majority of soldiers in a real combat situation deliberately aim above the enemies because they subconsciously or consciously don’t want to kill.
So who gets to say what the odds of anything are? Our EGO (Latin for “I am”) is what always determines reality and probability but when we remove the blinders and open up, things can pass more freely into our lives for better or for even better.
When we rally around a “War of Aging”, like the “War on Cancer” or the “War of Drugs” it is tantamount to saying that we are invested in the eternal existence of cancer or illicit drug use. If we wanted to solve problems, we would call it a “prevention and destruction of cancer” or a “solutions to the problems associated with illicit drug use”. To read about perpetual war, check out this blog.
This post was originally about the alleged Charleston killings and the father of alleged shooter Dylann Roof. I now decline to bring more attention to this. If you would like to read a great posting on what it means to be a ‘good’ father and why it is the most import job you will ever have, please check out …
A donut is not good or evil. But it can be a source of great love. It is also a tasty source of calories.