Fragility and beauty of all life – teaching non-violence

How do we teach our children to be non-violent? How do we ensure that they never resort to violence when resolving conflict? I think we begin by showing them the beauty and fragility of all life. By demonstrating, through examples they can emulate, that respect for life, for all life, readily alters our priorities and actions. That protecting life is our greatest responsibility as sentient living beings…how can anyone hurt a being whose beauty and perfection can be readily seen and admired? Especially when life in all its aspects animates such a being?

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About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is an Indian-American author. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility (http://goo.gl/FKUnCM) is his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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