All out Competition for the Wrong Reasons
December 15, 2017 11:46pm CST
Healthy competition is welcome and keeps us on our toes but who lays the rules? Who is the referee? We see at all levels competition degenerating into hitting below the belt. We are well aware of this at individual levels and we can take evasive action not to go overboard. But competition is not limited as they escalate among countries even. Add to this is the mistrust and suspicion, a potent mix, that keeps the world on the brink of all-out war. Suspicion and mistrust transcend among nations too. All are arming themselves in self-defense. There is no respite in this mad race to a point of no return. There is always the danger that some trigger happy leader could press the button. After all, some are prone to suicidal moments and when a leader is given the option to decide our fate then we are sitting ducks! Can we do anything about this or are like cattle led to slaughter? The irony is no one wants a war but we are all preparing ourselves for it. We are led to believe the more the powerful weapons the less is the likelihood of an Armageddon! Why live on the brink of war? Can we not all rise and say let us live and let others live? Martin Luther King said decades ago “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools”. Such exhortations touch our hearts but we think we will always be lucky to ignore the ever present danger signs. Image: Wikimedia Images
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You are so right Siva.. It is the world at war with itself just as I experience this hitting below the belt from cruel others. Nothing is going to change, but everyday, I use my faith in God to get me through the day. Peace be upon you Siva my friend.
I know Ocean Tiara my posts are mostly a plaintive cry but I do hope we turn the corner before long as all issues are created by the species that should know much better. The vast majority wants to be left alone but the leaders we elect seem to turn upon us and their own everywhere. Greed and ego rather than love and compassion seem to lure them and, in turn, they lead us to our annihilation - siva
Sad, we are progressing scientifically but stuck at old ways and thinking with regard to how to coexist. The lessons of world wars are soon forgotten. How can common folks have enmity with another of same background? Most are struggling to survive everywhere - siva