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?