Monday, March 07, 2022

Maybe I'm just passive versus being a true pacifist.

Should we (US & NATO) have a no fly zone and/or send troops into Ukraine to try and protect against the slaughter?

I don't have an answer to this. One thing I will say is that I am glad I don't have to make that decision.

Sometimes, I am almost envious of powerful politicians, like the US president, but they do face responsibilities I would not want to have.

I got to thinking that I tend to be "passive," but I am not necessarily a "pacifist." In my personal life, I try and find ways to function that avoids conflict. This usually works for me.

Avoiding things can also mean shirking out of responsibilities, not taking charge and possibly running away. For better, or worse, that does describe much of my style; to be perfectly honest.

I'm not necessarily a pacifist in theory as I think there are times, both in international politics as well as dealing with crime, where force is needed.

I just know that avoiding conflict has worked quite well in my own life.

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