“If all of us acted in unison, as I act individually, there would be no wars and no poverty. I make myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who comes my way.” –Anais Nin
I cannot say that I follow this to the letter. Being personally reponsible for every person that comes my way is a very tall order. Yet I feel that there is so much truth entangled with this idea. Our actions, or non-actions allow or prevent things to happen. I effect and affect everything around me in some way. I have no idea what it means to be a political leader, and the complexities involved, but I cannot ever imagine myself knowingly engaging in activity that will hurt or destroy others. So how does it happen? How do we allow things to escalate? Why do we behave in ways that we would not appreciate if they were done to us (do unto others….).
What are your thoughts on this?