Civilization: (n) advanced human development
Sanity is when you discover what is obviously true and stop fighting it.
Too much of our Earth time is spent objecting to things which we know, in the long run, will win out because of their pedigree and posterity.
Civilization is created when any group of people honor this simple principle.
I find there are three immutable precepts. They cannot be changed; if they were, everything falls apart. Once they are accepted, a sense of civility enters the heart, overcomes the animal of our humanity, and beckons our spirit. The human race becomes plausible instead of dangerous.
- Human beings were ordained, created and must possess free will.
Any attempt to alter this aggravates the very chemistry of the cosmos.
- Judging people leads to trying to change people, which always has lethal consequences.
The reason we are not supposed to evaluate the behavior of another person is because any change that occurs must come from their own burgeoning realization. Otherwise, we become an enemy. Enemies fight.
- Retaliation produces retaliation–never retribution or restitution.
“An eye for an eye” just continues to steal the eyeballs of our children.
When these three principles are uplifted, human beings become permissible, the possibility for interaction plausible, and peace more than a sentiment expressed in the poem of an idealistic dreamer.