Why are we always fighting for freedom and love?

Why are we always fighting for freedom and love?  Why we did not learn from mistakes and from the past?  Why we repeat the bad incidents?  We should all forget how to hate. Freedom and Love should be with us without fighting.

I thought the dark era ( World Wars ) is finished and people live in a peaceful world ( I was told we are the generation of unknown to the war.  ) . Everybody is always looking for peace.  People travel and learn each other, enjoy each other, experience their culture and love each other.   We learn how to solve the problems with more civilized manner.

When I heard the news of Paris attack, I was worried about my friends,  people I do not know or ever met.  Why they can do that!!

Many people sacrificed their life for our peace.  Why can’t we respect them?  Why can’t we keep the progress and work together to make our world much better?

I thought about Nelson Mandela’s quotes from his book, Long Walk to Freedom after this news.

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, then can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. ( P622 )

A man who takes away another man’s freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else’s freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. ( P624 )

I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. …. I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended. ( P625 )

From my recent trip to South Africa

Nobel Square


Robben Island Robben Island Robben Island

This is where Mandela hide his manuscript

Robben Island Manuscript

Mandela’s cell

Robben Island  Mandela Cell

Where they worked

Robben Island  work placeNelson Mandela Square … This is now.  I felt peace in my mind.

Nelson Mandela Square Nelson Mandela Square


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