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Why do we fight?

Why do we fight?

People have different takes on this subject. By fight I don’t mean wars, rather those little verbal exchanges that entertain some and hurt some. I remember the story of a monk I once read. He was faced with the same question as to why we fight. I found it interesting how he went about it.

“Tell me,” he asks an acquaintance, “why do people fight?”

The other fellow proceeds to explain to him with an example. They go to a restaurant and the man asks the monk to sit down. “Now let’s fight over this table” he says and proceeds to create a scene. “I say this table is mine!” he shouts. But the monk is still calm.

“If it is yours,” he says, “then take it.” // Continue