Tuesday, November 23, 2004 CE
Violence, and all its forms including war, fights, brawls, etc represents failure. Failure to achieve a constructive outcome from a disagreement. Failure to respect the other one's point of view. Failure to respect basic rights, including the right to live as we see everyday in a war. As Albert Einstein said once, "the force only attracts people of low morality". Human nature is competitive. We compete for resources, money, attention, etc. However, there is always space for negotiation. Competition can easily turn violent. The strong side has the responsability of avoiding abuse and the weak side has the responsability of moderating their claims, without disregarding its own rights. If the strenghts of the competing sides are similar, its is easier to negotiate, however lack of responsability can end up in violence.