Do No Harm? Bring Love into the World?

Some of us, striving for ways to solve problems such as the ecological problems in Haiti, look for root causes. And there’s almost always something humans did – people we could blame, if we like. One way of looking at the world is to say that people should avoid doing harm to others. A quite different way is to ask people to create as much love around them as they can. I don’t think the “do no harm” philosophy is a bad one, but I think in many ways what we humans want out of our lives is not just to avoid hurting...

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