Potlucks, Not Protests

From Beliefnet‘s Buddhist Wisdom e-mail today:

Wars arise from a failure to understand one another’s humanness. Instead of summit meetings, why not have families meet for a picnic and get to know each other while the children play together?

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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One response to “Potlucks, Not Protests

  1. That assumes an inherent goodness in all families. I imagine inviting Saddam and young Uday and Qusay for a picnic, and I think the other kids might end up with their thumbnails pulled out or something.

    But generally, I agree — it’s a lot easier to make war against someone you don’t know.

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