Aggression, whatever the purpose, does not work. It breeds sadness, discontent and an unrest that only leads to further aggression.
The force for good (as defined by a life that supports the ‘happiness’ of ourselves and others) is most effective and best applied indirectly.
The declaration of truce as occurs with the waving of a white flag in advance of conflict truly is the great symbol for the desire of a mutually supportive coexistence.
Here lies peace and opportunity for change and more importantly places us in a unique disposition for potential harmony with others. It is NOT a place of weakness nor an invitation for dominance. It is a testament for strength. And it is harmony’s gateway.
There are few more powerful and universal statements than to Wave the White Flag.
And therein lies the opportunity.