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                                                               Eighth Rule
               TEACH CHILDREN THE MAGNITUDE OF USING COMMUNICATIONS
                                TO SOLVE PROBLEMS  INSTEAD OF VIOLENCE

               Copyright © 2013- J. Morris Anderson- Phila. PA- All Rights Reserved

           Teach a child  how to communicate  and the value of effective  communication. He will then be prepared to solve his problems with civility as opposed to fists.

          There have been many atrocious episodes of violence directly caused by one party suffering from an  inability to communicate on an equal level with another party. The problems explode into violence when  one party  out talks the other, and causes embarrassment, defeat and demoralization. 

          The party who is out talked attempts to use his fists to settle the dispute. This, as if a fist fight will change the talker’s mind.  The one who is the less proficient talker, strikes the other resulting in a knock down drag out  fight.. After the fight, nothing regarding the dispute has been settled..

          Once I created a Graphics and Printing Company which I made a subsidiary of one of one of my parent organizations. I made Luther the president of the Company, and Jimmy the Secretary, Treasurer.

         There had always been bad blood between the two. But, normally, their differences of opinion were settled peacefully.  This, despite Luther having been more articulate, and more verbally persuasive than Jimmy.  However, Jimmy hated Luther for having a better way with words than him. Once, while I was away in New York, Jimmy and Luther began quarreling. Jimmy wanted to keep daily Sales Tax Receipts in a separate cash box, and Luther was opposed, arguing that all the cash should be kept in one container.  Luther articulated several points  more than Jimmy in support of his position. So, Jimmy grabbed a Golf Club and swung it at Luther - breaking Luther’s arm as he raised his arms to protect himself.  Jimmy’s problem was that he was unable to decipher and mediate the disagreement with Luther  with the use of positive communication, so he resorted to violence. Luther sued Jimmy and the corporation the both of them owned, causing its dissolution – everyone lost.

           Children must be taught to understand that the following theories don’t solve any problems:  “I don’t agree with you  but, I can whip your ass;” or, “I can’t beat you mentally, but I can beat you physically’” or, I’ll show you how tough I am, then you’ll understand me.” 

          The facts are that physical forcefulness does not prove the point;  murder does not solve the problem;  cruelty does not re-make the person. However, peaceful communications can open the door to solving  a multiplicity of heretofore unsolved problems. If children are trained at an early age to communicate their ideas with positivity,  we will see an end to the violent brutality, bloodshed, and carnage with which we live in today’s society.

         So,  providing we desire to put an end to the degeneration of specific species, and enjoy world peace, we will have come to the following understanding:  (1) that  violence is not the answer  to settling  quarrels;  (2) that violence does  not resolve differences of opinion;  (3) that violence is not the remedy to political disagreements;  (4) that violence does not straighten out clashes of philosophies; and, (5) that violence has never settled arguments, nor made anyone’s points of view more clear.

                                  

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