I’ll probably be sorry for opening this can of worms, but why can’t Palestine and Israel get along? They’ve been at war virtually my entire life. Why? Because Palestine doesn’t like Israel and vice versa. Well, of course they don’t like each other, they keep bombing the shit out of each other. Do mothers and fathers indoctrinate their children into hating each other? Do they read books about hating each other? Is that all they have is hate? Can’t their countries produce something beautiful, like togetherness?
I don’t really want a lesson in history as to who did what to whom first. I admit I know very little about the whys of Israel and Palestine. I don’t think I need to know those things. People are people and all they want is to live in peace in their little place in the world. If we all just let each other do that it would be a better world.
The bottom line is war can end. It is possible to stop hating. Is that really so hard? People quit smoking every day. Plenty of people give up drinking. All of these people have one thing in common: they know their world will be better without the addiction. I think people get addicted to hate, they have somewhere to aim all of their anger and frustration: complete strangers.
People can change if they want to. Do the people really want peace? I truly wonder.