In today's conversation, Vietnam war veteran and Zen Buddhist priest, Harvey Hilbert, shares his experience, thoughts and feelings about war. The conversation explores history, curated narratives, how we think about war, and why after thousands of years, we still do it. We touch on how the emotions of fear, hate and anger are intentionally stimulated in order to drive people to war - and why the practices of compassion, humility, and love are most often disregarded. The conversation touches on media, misuse and distortion of language. Harvey offers as a possible measure for improving the future of humanity, learning how to talk to each other and how to teach ourselves and our children to value open and respectful conversations; how to get to know and accept those who are different.
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