Today marks the 101st anniversary of a terrible atrocity in what is now Turkey against some 1.5 million Armenians. The Armenians were living in their homeland (it was Armenia!) but their land was arbitrarily given to the Turks as the Ottoman Empire unfolded. The Armenians were then systematically exterminated. Many of the survivors of the genocide escaped to Syria... and have now been displaced over the past five years by the civil unrest in their adopted country.
And, while I can't solve the complex geo-political issues of our time, I can always look at myself and stay curious about...
- "How are my actions imposing my will on someone else?"
- "How am I taking 100% responsibility for my part in this mess?"
- "How might I create a win-win solution in this issue?"