It’s never too late for empathy and compassion: Why send warriors to the table when peace is the goal?

”It might sound simplistic, but if we really are committed to having a peaceful world, we need to train ourselves and each other in the art of peace.

Each one of us can take responsibility for making this personal journey and encouraging others to do so.

And, we can all speak out when we see our own leaders are sabre rattling instead of encouraging empathy and compassion for both sides.

Had these tools been used years ago, the power vacuum created by the world’s super powers would have never occurred and ISIS would not exist. But it is never too late to start thinking differently.

By Brian Torsney