Thursday, April 25, 2013

V = VIOLENCE


Violence is a terrible thing, especially when it is directed towards you. I know for a fact that I wish most days that there was a lot less of it in my country and all around the world. I wish people could change and realize that it is not a way to live. But, having said that, I am not beyond it. If anyone dared to hurt me or anyone I love and thought that I was simply going to stand idly by and watch, they are sadly mistaken. Violence is also a last resort when and if you need to defend yourself or a loved one. I have been placed in situations in the past, where people thought it was okay to do to me what ever they pleased and I have simply had enough. A little violence is needed in certain situations to defend, but not to solve an issue.

Though, most days I just wish that there was a pill out there in the world that could take all the violence away and make it unnecessary to have the need to ever defend yourself. Would it not be great if we could all just get along? 

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  1. It would be wonderful if we could all get along. But I agree with you in that if a loved one were threatened I would not hesitate.

    There was a lady being mugged in a small neighborhood here in SLC, UT. All the neighbors heard her screams in the night and came pouring out of their homes to help her.

    An old lady jumped on his back to get him off. Another brought a bat and another chased him down with a sword. He held the mugger in place until the police arrived.

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  2. Jai - Thank you so much for sharing this inspirational story with me. It really made me smile, because they all stuck together to get the bad guy. I have a baseball bat too now a days.

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  3. I agree on both counts: South Africa has seen enough violence; and let anyone mess with my loved ones ... well, I'll just come and get your baseball bat.

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  4. As much as I hate violence, I too would not hesitate to use it to protect loved ones. That said, I have spent my career helping people find ways to resolve conflicts in peaceful ways.
    Visiting from A to Z
    Jagoda

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  5. myriteofpassage - Hahah! You can borrow my bat any time and yeah, South Africa has had enough. It has so much potential, but people are still so petty and small minded sometimes.

    Jagoda - I think that is a great job. I think people should learn that there are other ways to get what you want without using violence.

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  6. It would be really, really wonderful if we could all get along. We've seen TOO MUCH violence in our beautiful country...

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  7. Michelle - I agree, we need to be able to enjoy a bit of peace.

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