reply to post by grapesofraft
Imagine meeting the president who ordered the attack that killed your wife, your little girl etc would you still agree with it? Would you feel fine
"The end justifies the means" is not right. The true path in life, the path, we can all learn from, and the path that creates a better and more
loving and respectable life overall to those around you is not "the end justifies the means" but it's the choices and decisions you make before the
Would you feel happier knowing you lived your life knowing you did all you could to set an example, knowing that you never killed anyone innocent, and
you did the best you could to be a good person.
Or would you feel happier knowing you killed many innocent sweet people to stop other innocent sweet people to die. Would you actually feel like you
accomplished something like that? Or would you realise that you merly took part in the never ending circle of violnce and death, and you did not teach
anything to the future generations except taking the easy way out by killing innocent people.
Does a true hero take the easy way out by burning the whole village down to kill one evil man who lives there? or does he struggle and fight his way
to stop the evil man in the safest way possible to the beautiful familes and children in the town, even if the hard way makes him fail and thus the
evil man rapes and kills the local people in the heros home town.
He is a hero because of the way he lives his life. If every person learnt from this hero, the world would be a better place.
But if every person learnt from the easy way out, there would be NO villages left! haha
Do you really think that Germany or Japan wouldnt have bombed our civilians if they could have?
Well maybe if more countries would actually set an example to humanity and our future by not doing so, then we could actually believe such a thing as
a possibility, but seeing as most humans take the easy way out, well we can never trust in such a thing.
Which brings me back to my main point, do you think people would have more faith in humanity if countries set such examples?
It's the past horrors that makes us/you believe that countries would kill innocent civillians at any chance to win a war. But what if we had past
example of countries making it a point never to kill civvillians no matter what?
Do you think our expectations of humanity would be different then? would we have more faith in humanity, such an example by humanity would makes us
never even think that such a thing would happen, that a country would not attack civllians.
We are living in the world shaped by our history, if our history was different, the world would be different. But seeing as nobody set good examples,
the world is not as great as it could be.
Which is why everyone shoudl always try to set good examples to the world about morals etc, for the future of humanity.
[edit on 7-8-2009 by _Phoenix_]