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Aug 16, 2004 4:27 pm re: re: re: re: Upcoming Events
Frederick Mann - Better-World Project
Some words are very important. Humans tend to slaughter one another because of certain words in their heads. "Warrior" may very well be one of those "death-trap words." However we define it is unlikely to change the ways others behave as a result of having it in their heads.


> Jerry Waxman wrote:
> I'm finally getting around to understanding Ryze.
>I like the term Better World Builders. I also like Better World Warriors. It is true that war is destructive and is the type of activity we want to avoid rather than remind ourselves of. Nevertheless, the word war and the reality of war is ever present, and we are unlikely to have much impact on the world's psyche by avoiding the words we hear and think about daily.
>However, what if we were to affect a paradigm shift?; Redefine "warrior" as someone who actively pursues changes for the better, and willing to boldly fight against the negativity and destructive mentality that guide today's leaders, much of the media, and many of the people in our world today? A warrior fights with deeds that actually help people have a better life. A warrior fights with words that inspire people to do good things.
>Just a thought. Not meaning to be contrary.
>> Frederick Mann - Better-World Project wrote:
>> Welcome to Better-World Project, Francois-Rene!
>>Thanks for pointing out the problem with the term "warrior." Based on someone else's suggestion, I had changed it to "Peace Worker," but I think "Builder" is even better!
>>> Francois-Rene Rideau wrote:
>>> > Frederick Mann - Better-World Project wrote:
>>>> the idea of "Better-World Warriors" and a "Better-World Academy,"
>>>Your fingers must have slipped, you of all men know best that it is not Warriors, but Builders, who are required. The paradigm of "War" is precisely one of those Limbic though-patterns that we seek to replace.

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