I am an ordinary person born in 1951 to ordinary people in a country who provided good welfare to it citizens. I was loved by my parents. Their income was not good enough for us to go on vacation once a year but it was good enough for gifts under the Xmas tree every year and for every birthday. I cannot complain.
At the age of 15, I dreamed of a peaceful world, not because my country was at war, but because others were. By 19 I was already a registered nurse and working. By 21, I left the world I had known and the people I loved, behind, and entered the new and uncharted waters of spiritual war.
2011 will see my 39th spiritual birthday, my 32nd wedding anniversary, and the 21st anniversary of my motherhood.
I am no one special. I do not comprehend politics very well, and do not understand economists. I do not resent people who make a lot of money but resent calls for voluntarism when I perceived so much selfishness and shortsightedness of the leaders of our societies.
I believe that ignorance breed fear, and fear breed war. Ignorance does not affect only uneducated individuals. Ignorance is a disease that affects all of us. We judge and make decisions from what we know and forget that we know very little.