It is something that is quiet simple and yet there are so many times that we loose the plot and forget that we have all the right to say no. We all
know how to say no, but the problem seems to be the way we go about saying no. For me its all about the programming we receive, take Mr C.Sheen for
instance. People have said no to him and his acting and he is angry about it, why can’t he just accept that no. There is plenty of room for him to
continue with his directions in life, but it it seems we must fight that no and not accept it. This isn’t like the bounce that Slayer refers to, it
is rebel just for the sake of it. Waste your time mouthing off rather than just finding your way around the situation.
I love the way Lee reminds us there are many ways to change a situation, to stand up for our rights. Our worst enemy always looks to convince us that
we have no options but the one option he/she is offering. But why not say no, its fully within our human rights to do so.
Mr Gandhi was an expert at it, the ultimate peaceful warrior. No need for big muscles and guns just pure intent.
Mahatma Gandhi view
We had lost the power of saying 'no'. It had become disloyal, almost sacrilegious to say 'no' to the Government. This deliberate refusal to
co-operate is like the necessary weeding process that a cultivator has to resort to before he sows. Weeding is as necessary to agriculture as sowing.
Indeed, even whilst the crops are growing, the weeding fork, as every husbandman knows, is an instrument almost to daily use.
The nation's non-co-operation is an invitation to the Government to co-operate with it on its own terms, as is every nation's right and every good
government's duty. Non-co-operation is the nation's notice that it is no longer satisfied to be in tutelage.
The movement of non-violent non-co-operation has nothing in common with the historical struggles for freedom in the west. It is not based on brute
force or hatred. It does not aim at destroying the tyrant. It is a movement of self-purification. It therefore seeks to convert the tyrant. It may
fail because India was not ready for mass non-violence. But it would be wrong to judge the movement by false standards. My own opinion is that the
movement has in no wise failed. It has found an abiding place in India's struggle for freedom.
So let us all learn how to say no, because when you say no you know what you don’t want and dont need. This will always lead you to what you truly
need. ~which in these times, is definitely something worth considering.
edit on 11-3-2011 by ancientthunder because: problem with youtube link