• Civilization Means Openness, Tolerance

    If you have only one way of thinking, one way of behaving, you are confined to the limits of your culture. With your habitual way of thinking, you imprison yourself, and you cannot understand the suffering, the difficulties, the dreams of people of other races or other nationalities.. You have a view about freedom, about happiness, about the future, and you want to force that view upon other cultures, other nations, other groups of people, and you create suffering for them. You think that everybody has to follow a certain economic model, a certain way of thinking, and only then are they civilized people. When you think in this way, you have tied yourself up with a rope, and you cause danger and suffering for yourself and others.