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Zero-Sum Game of Violence

On Jun 17, 2008 supun wrote:

'He cheated me, he insulted me, he beat me, he robbed me'--surely letting go of such thoughts will bring peace." --attributed to Buddha "The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations." --David Friedman I think it's ok to fight. It's a part of life. But we can avoid so many petty bouts of negativity if we can over-stand a situation and see things objectively if we try to understand where another person's opposition comes from. It's surprising sometimes how quickly you can analyze a situation for the best outcome if you just practice taking one step back.

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