Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.Noam Chomsky
Guilty. So often in my language...in my reactions...in my knee jerk response, I am violent. I'm not proud of it, but I do it. Yes, it is mostly a mammalian thing to react to a perceived affront that way. Still, I would like to be more than reactive.
Fortunately, I do it mostly in private or with those who know me well and know that I am the kind who catches bugs and puts them outside--except mosquitoes. That counts for something.
I'm working toward choosing more peaceful language. I am amazed at how the fight/war/artillery language just rolls off the tongue. They are images and analogies we know only too well in this culture.
Time for a shift.