Note: Each Thursday I will post a little something to inspire us to finish the week strong. These Thursday Thoughts will be a quote, piece of music, artwork, or inspirational video. Congratulations, you made it over the hump and let’s finish the week together.
What is inspiration? Each Thursday I post something uplifting and positive to urge us all to finish the week strong. I do not feel like it this week. I continue to read Eric Greitens book, “The Heart and the Fist” about man’s inhumanity to man and how one person decided to turn his back on an easy life to become a warrior, a US Navy SEAL to live his life mission and help those who can not help themselves. Eric worked on many relief missions around the world and eventually concluded that we need “the fist” and use force when necessary to truly help those in dire need.
Today we watch the news and hear about the horrors in Syria, the latest example of such profound inhumanity. Where are the world leaders during this time? Leadership has no higher calling.
The philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote:
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.