|March 24th Dawn in Sanaa City - Yemen|
Regardless of “who is wrong and who is right: and “who oppresses whom”, every conflict should be reviewed with clarity in mind. I remembered what C.S Lewis says: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience”, and then also the legendary Russian writer/novelist, Leo Tolstoy: “War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves”. These two quotes referred a same word: “conscience”. And I think, maybe those present conflicts and tensions occurred due to conscience problems. Should every conflicted party again tries to let the purest consciences speak to their own heart, and acknowledges the shortcomings and weaknesses of themselves and others, without demanding each other. And again, Leo Tolstoy is true, while he said: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself”. Pondering all these things, ultimately I have been illuminated by Tolstoy’s wisdom says:”Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness”. What a quality life we'll have with such mindset!