Where’s the Battle?

Published October 1, 2022 by Nan Mykel

I wish the whole world could hear this, including our people, of course! If it were briefer I’d want to hang it on the wall.

Kate Lunsford

We live in a quarrelsome world. Everyone wants to fight, to express their power, values, opinion. People are offensive, we are offensive to others, and no one wants to be responsible for the anger and dissolution dividing all of us. It seems easier to punch it out, yell it out, fight it out. It’s hard not to take up an attitude to protect and defend. It is easy to get angry and yell, to put someone in their place, give them a piece of our mind, and it feels good at the time.

Everyone wants to fight, but exactly where is the battle? Someone cut me off on the road, do I jeopardize their life and my own? When kids won’t listen, or spouse doesn’t understand, or the boss is a jerk, do I put them down, write them off, spread rumors, make assumptions, hold grudges? We want to teach…

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