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Wide travels among all kinds have shown me more and more that the endless wars and strifes between races, nations, classes, tribes, and individual persons must be met on two levels if they are to be brought to any end. It is not sufficient to meet them on the level of their outward visible causes; that has to be done, of course, but it is even more important to get out of the seething cauldron of hates and wraths, resentments and egotisms and greeds, for here are the unseen causes of the visible ones. This calls for a leap: the recognition that one's real enemy is not so much the person outside as the person inside oneself.


-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 2: Their Roots in Ego > # 33






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