"We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living."
General Omar Bradley
Interesting, isn't it? We imagine that we, as a society, value peace. We tell ourselves that we value all of the good stuff. We imagine that we have moved on from some of the ugly behaviours and practices of times past. In our imaginations we are the most elevated of all generations, the most developed of societies.
We all occasionally admit that we aren't as we would like but those who regularly express doubts about our ethics, those who make an effort to do things differently, those brave enough to challenge others are mostly viewed as the lunatic fringe.
Imagine a world where life, peace, ethics and love truly dominated.
Where we spent more on wells than on warheads.
Where fear and greed journalism fell on deaf ears.
Where shopping was, once again, an activity of necessity rather than leisure.
What if, instead of developing road rage we gave other drivers space to make a mistake.
Imagine a world where nobel prize winners were as famous as sporting greats.
Imagine if scholarships were awarded for kindness.
Imagine with me.....................