2017-06-19 18:11:34 UTC
Main cause of conflict
This is in response to "Prevent another Korean War," letter
by Kurt Becker, April 17.
The primary cause of conflict in this world is well known.
The addiction recovery literature calls it "Self-will run riot,"
and the solution is to "Practice unselfish acts."
Alcoholism and drug addiction have always been considered
hopeless conditions. Everyone I've talked to over the last
45 years has said that "War is inevitable, and there's nothing
you can do." That's a hopeless condition!
If we decided to shorten life spans by stopping the suppression
of influenza, out of respect for other creatures and future
generations, it would establish the principle of unselfishness
worldwide, and so would address the main cause of conflict,
just as addiction recovery has already done for the last 80 years.