The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
I think that this statement by Albert Einstein would be more accurate if he had stated that the world is a dangerous place not only because of those who do evil, but also because of those who look on and do nothing.
There are some very dangerous, evil people in this world. That is just the way it is, and if anyone disputes that, they are living in a fantasy world. Some people are just plain bad and will kill you at the drop of a hat, and then order a Big Mac as if nothing had happened.
As bad as that sounds (and it is pretty bad), Einstein considered those people less of a problem than the people who look on and do nothing. Can you see his point? If everyone took an active role in bringing the evil people to justice, swift and sure justice, the evil doers would become less and less prevalent.
Even though there are a lot of evil men in this world, there are many, many more people who allow them to exist because of their apathy or fear. Those who allow evil, condone evil.
This world is a dangerous place both because of evil men and because of the apathy of others. This is why it is so important that the warrior be prepared to recognize and confront evil. If the warrior is not willing to stand up and do something about the evil in this world, who will? Can you rid this world of evil by protecting those around you? No. Can you make those around you safer, simply because you are there with them? Absolutely!
excerpt from The Warrior Lifestyle: Making Your Life Extraordinary, pg 20
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