Well first of all, let me say that I really liked this image on Google the other day.
Beautiful to see the diversity and brotherhood (and including those with disabilities)!
I had a an interesting conversation with my daughter the other day about why people often don’t get along.
She said something that I thought was really astute:
“If there were unlimited resources, then no one would have a reason to fight!”
Think about that a moment…
Everyone feels they don’t have enough or someone else has more then them or they are afraid they won’t get their share, and so what happens?
Like jealous little children, we fight for the pail and shovel in the sandbox.
Only as adults, our sandbox is a lot bigger and it involves hate, bigotry, racism and deadly weapons including guns, knives, and even nukes!
So this isn’t the Garden of Eden where everyone prances around free and with plenty and nothing to worry about.
Instead, everyone has to work “by the sweat of your brow,” and there are limits to what we have, and there is fighting over who has what.
Yes, truly “greed is the root of all evil.”
What we need to learn and internalize is that it’s more important how we act towards each other than what we have and that the real gold in life is the good we do and not the plenty we amass.
Sure we each need enough to be able to survive and excel as human beings, but it’s fool’s gold that prevents us from seeing each other as the real brothers and sisters we all are.
If only we had enough–in both perception and reality–then peace could reign among mankind. 😉
(Source Photo: Google)