Terror is extreme fear. Fear is the anticipation of pain in the future rather than pain itself (in the present). Fear and what people do or do not do (especially to or for themselves or others) because of fear is usually more harmful and debilitating than any pain anticipated or actually experienced – be it real or imaginary. Regardless of whether or not pain is anticipated or unexpected, preventable or unavoidable, most people can handle and cope with far more than they may believe. Pain may not be a choice – but often suffering is. Fear is a loss of faith – and more the opposite of love than hate.
The intent of “terrorism” is NOT to kill, wound, or destroy but to make people afraid – and thus easier to attack, manipulate, and control. Fear often causes people to harm themselves (and others) far more than any attack ever could.
One way to end “terrorism” is simply to stop being be afraid – and deal with what is occurring now rather than fearing what could happen in the future. Read more
Each of us has gifts, talents, and abilities, insights, understandings, and experience that others do not. While whatever may be “unique” or even just “uncommon” may benefit us, its real “value” is in what it may offer and contribute to others. In many ways, what we usually think of as “ours” may actually be (“intended” more) “for others”. Read more
People prefer positive messages – and all too often ignore what they label as negative at the risk of placing themselves and others in peril Read more
English is the only written language in which the first person pronoun “I” is capitalized. In several languages, including Russian, it is “You” that is capitalized, not “i”. The emphasis on who is most important is reflected in more than just who is capitalized in writing but also in our thinking and the culture of societies We live in. Since We is more than me, perhaps “We” should be capitalized. Nobody is ever really “independent” – and nobody can really “succeed” or even “survive” completely “alone”. Read more