It's happening again as we receive another report of mindless murder (terrorist attack), this time in Lahore, Pakistan.
It does not matter how they are labeled - drive by, gang related, road rage, terrorist, drunken hunters, war - deliberate or stupidity, these mindless acts are all from the failure on the part of the perpetrators to recognize the value of human life on general and of each individual, themselves included.
Although law are necessary, laws and enforcement will never be enough to bring the senseless killings to an end.
How then can we even begin to address this plague, this scourge?
It is my perhaps somewhat ignorant opinion that there is only one effective way, That is the hard way. Heart to heart, mouth to mouth, ear to ear. We must change the mind set of not only the would be attackers, but of the communities and families they come from and are within.
We must start within and make sure our own house (mind) is clear. We must reach out to family, friends, stepping out to touch the hearts of strangers. Not with bluster, false "machismo", threats or condensation. Certainly not with insincerity.
We have many traditions within the participants of this site alone. While I have some ideas of my own on this, my purpose is to open the discussion, not give a lecture.
Please participate in this discussion as we can all learn more ways to better ourselves, our communities and our world.
One caveat - NO proselytizing.
Peace to all