I recently watched a documentary on the Vietnam War. I vividly remember the images on black and white TV in the Sixties when it was happening. A pointless war where thousands died and the effects are still being felt today on both sides. One thing the documentary taught me was that wars are started by governments in earnest for mostly self interest, paranoia or profit without regard for the soldiers or civilians involved. I am firmly in the make love, not war camp.
That said, these are issues that are too big to comprehend and much valuable time can be spent ruminating on such subjects, especially as there are many wars being fought at present for the same reasons.
I have always held the opinion that it is always more functional to confine thoughts mostly to issues that we can truly do something about. Excessive rumination achieves very little and…
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