I am just thinking that the world has become so self centered with their articulation of national interest and their own version of global justice, peace and security. We are now inundated with so much conflicts, nationally, regionally and globally. Many of us seem to have blinkers in trying to find a solution when it is skewed with looking at symptoms using old norms and thinking. We are not addressing the root causes for fear of being alleged to have sympathy or seek justification for the heinous crimes against humanity or violent extremism and terrorism. We often deliberate about understanding, respect, goodwill, tolerance and harmony. These cannot be done or implemented or achieved without the advocates of these norms possessing the same qualities respect or goodwill for others. What we need to change is not the physical part but that inner consciousness about knowing and understanding others. Only then can we work together to overcome the ills of society and find a solution that is sustainable and lasting. Nation states and societies are responsible to manage the diversities and differences which if properly harnessed can be our strength. Just a thought in the morning to start the day.
FBSHApost@15 June 2016