Peacemakers

This is something I was thinking about a couple of weekends ago at the Air Museum, we are better at killing people from a distance than we are at taking care of them up close.

I am not against defending oneself or family, but I fear we have been the active aggressors against those we disagree with.

“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 [1]”

 

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Lasting Relationships Rely On 2 Traits – Business Insider

Interesting article, applies to all relationships, not just marriages. We need to pay attention to each other when it’s asked of us. It’s how we make human connections.

In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.

But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.

Source: Lasting Relationships Rely On 2 Traits – Business Insider

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Earth’s sixth mass extinction event under way, scientists warn | Environment | The Guardian

A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way and is more severe than previously feared, according to research.

Scientists analysed both common and rare species and found billions of regional or local populations have been lost. They blame human overpopulation and overconsumption for the crisis and warn that it threatens the survival of human civilisation, with just a short window of time in which to act.

Source: Earth’s sixth mass extinction event under way, scientists warn | Environment | The Guardian