- Edwin Nazarian
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ARE WE DOOMED TO FIGHT?
Why we fight and how we can stop it?
"A man who left to his three sons 17 camels. To the first son, he left half the camels. To the second son, he left a third of the camels, and to the youngest son, he left a ninth of the camels. Well three sons got into a negotiation. Seventeen doesn't divide by two. It doesn't divide by three. It doesn't divide by nine. Brotherly tempers started to get strained. Finally, in desperation, they went and they consulted a wise old woman. The wise old woman thought about their problem for a long time, and finally she came back and said, "Well, I don't know if I can help you, but at least, if you want, you can have my camel." So then they had 18 camels. The first son took his half -- half of 18 is nine. The second son took his third -- a third of 18 is six. The youngest son took his ninth -- a ninth of 18 is two. You get 17. They had one camel left over. They gave it back to the wise old woman." story is told by William Ury
can we all be like that wise old woman and try to find solution to our world's greatest problem, Fighting? The pages of history are full of bloodshed, do we need more bloody pages for next generations to come? do we ask our next generation if they need new war heroes?
and if we can learn how to embrace otherness, will we still fight?
and if we can connect to one another through our feelings and needs, will we still fight? Creating a Day of Peace won't help us to create 365 days of peace?
"How's the world?" - Jon Stewart (The Daily Show)
"Messy." - Kofi Annan (Secretary-General of the United Nations)
Is this what we came to world for? to create a messy place to live?
is it a private fight or anyone can join when we fight?