“A Sufi master was strolling through the streets one day with his students. When they came to the city square, a vicious battle was being fought between government troops and rebel forces. Horrified by the bloodshed, the students implored, ‘Quick, Master, which side should we help?’
‘Both,’ the Master replied.
The students were confused. ‘Both?’ they demanded. ‘Why should we help both?’
‘We need to help the authorities learn to listen to the aspirations of the people,’ the Master answered, ‘and we need to help the rebels learn how not to compulsively reject authority.’
In genuine community there are no sides.” — M. Scott Peck


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