si vis pacem, para bellum – if you want peace, prepare for war
Is that right?
And I am not only referring only to a battlefield where weapons are used.
What about the battles in our lives? The ones where we might be “fighting” against other people. Those who are hellbent in making our lives miserable. Those who want to be a constant thorn in our flesh. What about them?
Do we appease them?
Do we let them have it hoping that that will make them go and stay away?
Do we ignore them and hope that they will see that we are really not interested in a war?
Do we look for allies?
Do we wish for them to bother someone else?
Or do we pray?
How did this question come about? Neville Chamberlain, former prime minister of Britain. His dealings with Hitler.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms. To choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Victor E. Frankel 🙂