"The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way".
do the every day controversies often need a reason to start off.
A trivial question to begin with could be what is the cause of conflicts? The reasons could vary from difference in opinion, a demand not fulfilled, a right not granted, want of money,power or possesion...and the list seems to be perpetual. Though the reasons can be expressed in n different ways using vocabulary skills, the base of all remains the consideration of self to
be more important or extra special.
If each one of us were to care about others the same as we do for ourselves and for our dear ones, the world would be a better place to live in. In such a scenario there would be no question of demand, as you "demand" when in power or when in need. The love and care for fellow humans comes with the bonus of equality. With equal opportunities, rights cannot be curbed.
Equality and difference form opposite poles, thus a difference in opinion could be phased out. Moreover when does an individual crave for money or power?When he has none or when he needs more of any of these to improvise his present or secure his future. When you care for your brethren, the care is like a boomerang, which does come back to you.
Such a philosophy looks ideal in theory. Can we try to make it a reality? Why not?
Every leap begins with a small step. Lets try to practice this at our personal levels. No this does not imply, one tolerates injustice or wrong behaviour just to avoid conflicts. The crux is to handle the situation effectively. Mere argument to win over the opponent, hardly reaps favourables results.
There comes the art of patience and perseverance. Placid talks can replace conflicts and usher in peace and harmony.
I do not aim to start any controversy, by airing my views on this.
Opinions regarding the write-up are always welcome.