On Peace and Strength

Thought for the day: When individual members of a society feel strong, that is when they promote peace. When members of a society feel weak, violence prevails.

It seems unlikely that Hitler would have risen to power had the German people not felt so weak and impotent following the first World War.

The greatest single thing that Tokugawa Ieyasu did after forming the shogunate was to reinforce the personal strength and value of the individual Samurai and to promote the idea that all persons in Japan had a place and a value.

So: is there a dichotomy between what we learn and teach, and the end result it produces? Talk among yourselves.