34: Where are we leading ourselves
We exist within a world of constant change and we influence the future through the decisions we make. Since we all influence the course of humanity, do we know where we are leading ourselves? For example, is it our goal to be a peaceful species or do we want to exist within a constant state of war? These are two very different goals to choose from.
Of course, it's easy to just say that we lead a life of peace without really thinking about it. We can just accept someone else's definitions and procedures for peace and then proceed to close our minds to any other thoughts. If we all are subject to change, do we really want to make decisions in our lives while closing our minds to any other thoughts?
Choosing between peace and war is not an attempt to define a strict course of action. It is just an illustration of how we influence the course of existence. It is one example of different goals we have to choose from. Many people think about their decisions and guide their lives according to their choice of peace or war as a goal.