Growing empathy for a peaceful world
"How different it would be if we were to say to each other and to children,
'We want to grow in harmony with you. What can we do?'. And at that point
the adult world, either as individuals or groups, must just sit back and
listen and feel, quietly, openly, compassionately.
The needs of children are no different to the needs of adults. .....we all
look for love, warmth, security and stability, and the searching for what is
personally meaningful and enriching.
Perhaps one day we can put away the slogans, the revolutionary rhetoric, and
get down to the business at hand - to live life fully and to rear children
in a stable and secure atmosphere. Perhaps then we will see the changes in
the world we all hope for."
Herb Snitzer, founder of Lewis Waldhams School in Upstate New York(written