Tuesday, September 27, 2005

"War is outdated," says the Dalai Lama

Now here's an interesting bit from the Dalai Lama:
The Dalai Lama told 36,000 people at Rutgers Stadium that the concept of war was outdated and young people have a responsibility to make this century one of peace.
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"This whole planet is just us," the 70-year-old exiled monk said Sunday. "Therefore, destruction of another area essentially is destruction of yourself."

Tibet's spiritual leader also urged the audience to develop a wider world perspective, not just focus on "America, America, America."
I wonder if this is one of those things like thinking win-win?

You've heard of that from Stephen Covey's work, right. Think Win-Win. It's one of those habits...

Question: How many people does it take to think win-win?

If you answer anything other than one, you got the answer wrong. Thinking win-win only takes one person.

Ever played one of those X-Y games? You know, where you can either compete or cooperate. When both sides trust, everybody wins more.

For us to reach the Dalai Lama's vision, can we do it by ones and twos?

1 comment:

  1. I think maybe the Dali Lama is actually a procurement manager for the Islamofascists....Come to America, and tell us to be peaceful, so we can have fun chopping your heads off for practice when we take on the Chinese...

    I think giving this talk in a cave somewhere on the Afganistan-Pakistan border, then in a small town in western Iraq would be far more effective, but, hey, I'm just thinking "America, America, America" I guess...