Sunday, October 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Want peace? Start at home

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From page A8 | August 10, 2014 |

The Enterprise Forum commentary of July 24 (“We Must Identify the Real Problem”) dealt with the search for world peace by means of conflict management as a key to overcoming violence. Institutions’ studies and research were mentioned as ongoing attempts to curb violence and achieve peace. This is large-scale and impersonal, and so far hasn’t worked.

Closer to home, we live in a culture of personal violence, encouraged by games we buy for our children to play war with, movies of cruelty and violence that we give four-star praise to, comics and TV programs gory and graphic. Little old ladies carry concealed weapons in their purses, families get commercial instruction in how to shoot their household weapons, and on and on.

Accepting violence on the home front has become a national habit, and habits can be changed. Individually, achieving world peace isn’t a very likely possibility, but at home we have control over what goes in and out, and it is there that we can make a difference, if we have the will.

Peggy Epstein

Davis

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