They say “Peace, Peace”, when there is no definition of Peace.
A war-filled future would be: most tragic; so learn: Active Peace (a Happier Way).
Active Peace is not Perfect Peace; but Active Peace is Enough Peace.
Active Peace is the Spirit in Moderation.
Human Living is: Moderate Activity.
Harmony is: the Safe, Moderate, and Happy Interactivity of Things, Plants, Animals, and People, Day-after-Day
It doesn’t matter what the issue is — there shouldn’t be excessive conflict.
The Way of Peace is not always My Way — often the Other must have His-or-Her Way.
To anyone: your rules are not my rules. Yet we live together.
Fools do too much or too little.
Balance between: Gentleness and Mild Aggression.
Each Day should have enough trouble, but not too much.
Excessive conflict destroys, but mild conflict creates.
Between boredom and war there is: Mild, Happy, Harmless Conflict.
Mild opposition strengthens us, but very strong opposition weakens us.
Our Life should be: not too boring, but also: not too violent.
Sometimes we require a little bit of Mild Conflict, to resolve a Problem.
There is no just war and no just civil war. Excessive fighting is evil; both sides are guilty.
About war-crimes: war (=excessive conflict) is the crime.
One accepted role of the nations is: to have wars. What lousy role models the nations are!
To strike back is escalation of conflict. If both sides strike back automatically, there is no Hope.
“All or none”: The destructive powers of all the nations should be abandoned to secure all peoples’ future.
Peace-on-Earth? Now we have to work with existing systems, including the fact that the other nations are armed.
World-Disarmament will be difficult. We have to try. For the children.
Hugh F. H. Dobson works at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington. Address: 426 Seneca Ave., Burlington, Ont L7R 3A2