One more person standing up for peace,
This review is from: The Compassionate Rebel: Energized by Anger, Motivated by Love (Paperback)
This is a collection of interviews of ordinary people who often have been hurt personally and have found a way to rise above their upbringing to use their anger to do their part to correct the hurt of other people around them or animals or the earth. Some of the other activists motivation comes from parents who also fought the good fight to change the ills of the world they saw around them.
One comes away from reading this book realizing anyone can say no more and stand up and work for change, these are not stories of a select few heroes, they are stories of those who have had enough and aren't going to take it anymore.
I loved the "Fable on Peace" at the end.
"Tell me the weight of a snowflake," a coal mouse asked a wild dove.
"Nothing more than nothing," was the answer.
"In that case, I must tell you a marvelous story," the coal mouse said. "I sat on the branch of a fir close to its trunk, when it began to snow......Since I didn't have anything better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles of my branch. Their number was exactly, 3,741,952.
"When the next snowflake dropped onto the branch----nothing more than nothing, as you say---- the branch broke off..."
The dove, since Noah's time, an authority on the matter, thought about the story for a while and finally said to herself, "Perhaps there is only one person's voice lacking for peace to come about in the world."