While I was out with some friends, I was asked if I owned a gun.
My response was,” No.” And then asked them, “Could you shoot another person.” They affirmed they could. I thought about this conversation through the night and into the next day, and I realized I could have responded differently to their question. Do I own a gun?
No, because I have learned to practice nonviolence.
If I was ever in a threatening situation, shooting someone would not be an option I would entertain.
If I shot someone, I’d have to live with the trauma of seeing the carnage I created. I would have to watch my attacker die, live with that memory, knowing that I caused them and their family members much grief.
I have a cousin who has been an activist for the people and practiced nonviolence throughout his life. He has been in danger more than once, and he never used violence, even when threatened with a knife and a gun. My cousin Carl was in Africa, walking at night down a dark street where a gang accosted him and put a knife to his throat.
His response was to talk his way to freedom.
Carl could see the young man shaking as he held the knife to Carl’s throat. Carl knew that the man was as frightened as he. With his calming voice and kind heart Carl walked away unharmed. He walked his talk his entire life, and one more of his stories will be in my new book.
When things don’t go your way, whether in relationships or politically, ask yourself, is violence ever the answer.
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