A thought has lingered for a day now.
I suspect I will not be rid of it until I write it down, but at the same time, turning these words over won’t make anything other than compost.
As I try to keep up with the wondrous blog posts coming from Nano Poblano (Ra’s version of NaBloPoMo). I read this one by Janelle Weibz.
Now, I have never heard of the series Gundam, but this bit stuck with me:
“…I realize the thing about peace is that it can’t really exist without war, in the same way that light can’t exist without darkness. We had to talk about war to even begin to understand what peace meant, what society looked like or could look like.”
I realised, it wasn’t something I wanted to hear. I started questioning everything. Is the only reason I love is because I know hate?
Now to make another television series analogy, remember Stargate SG1? And if you remember this, perhaps you remember The Nox?
They were my vision of humanity’s future. A peace loving, kind, anti-war sort of folk. You know, when the human race is ‘older’, maybe we’ll learn from our mistakes, maybe we’ll be these things.
Janelle also said this:
“We are all human; we can’t so easily remove ourselves from our situations, from our affiliations, from our histories and biases and traumas and experiences.”
Perhaps my hope for humanity’s future, is empathy – seeing things from the perspectives of others. Having a broad view.
I don’t know.
I still believe in kindness and I hope I didn’t need to see cruelty to know it.
Day 20 of Nano Poblano! That is, Ra’s version of NaBloPoMo.
We’re posting everyday in the month of November!
When I say ‘we’ I mean these awesome folk.