We need more people who will sound the alarm!
Far too often, people want to play peacemaker, but have no desire to stand for what is right. I have heard the saying too much, "I just want everyone to get along and I feel it is my role to help that to happen." Now, while I agree in being a peacemaker when it is possible, there are also times that it is impossible. There are times that you have to stand up and say, WE HAVE A PROBLEM! There is an issue that MUST be addressed. When peace is possible and not detrimental, choose peace, but don't just choose peace because you are not willing to fight for what is right.
If you You have heard the old saying, you cannot yell fire in a crowded movie theater and not face consequences if it is a lie. But, what if there is a fire? Would you sit there and say nothing? Would you say, I want people to just get along and enjoy there movie? Of course not! Well, unless you are a sociopath! No, anyone in their right mind is going to choose life. They know that people can watch the movie later. Yes, it is easy when it is life and death, but a little harder when a life is not on the line. Guess what? Usually, the "little" decisions actually have far further ramifications than are initially seen.
A small snowball at the top of a hill may seem inconsequential at first, but if rolled down a snowy mountain can become a deadly snow boulder or avalanche by the time it gets to the bottom. The alarm must be sounded early if a problem is seen. You can not walk around with blinders all the time, you have to stand for what is right! You do no one any favors if you never address the problems you see. You actually enable bad behavior when you distract others from problems.
I think as a society, we would actually be better adept at promoting peace if we would be willing to tackle, rather than avoid problems. Wars come to peace treaties when the cause of war is tackled. Fights end when the cause of the fight is brought to light and addressed. Enemies can become friends when the problem that caused the feud is finally addressed.
Avoidance solves nothing and actually makes problems bigger! Want problems to actually go away? SOUND THE ALARM! In doing so, you are the real promoter of peace.
God bless and have a great week!
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