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peace starts with our children

"We should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our boys and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow sentiment which usually stops at one's country, and thus inspires jealousy and enmity in dealing with others... Our patriotism should be of the wider, nobler kind which recognises justice and reasonableness in the claims of others and which lead our country into comradeship with...the other nations of the world.

The first step to this end is to develop peace and goodwill within our borders, by training our youth of both sexes to its practice as their habit of life, so that the jealousies of town against town, class against class and sect against sect no longer exist; and then to extend this good feeling beyond our frontiers towards our neighbours."

Robert Baden-Powell


  1. Fortunately, underneath everything Peace already exists...layered over by "life" experiences - good and bad and everything in between.

    The best way for children to learn that is by see it first hand by their parents example.

  2. These words are so true, if only everyone would think like this!!

    Blessings Heidi


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