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Honor, is the absence of war.

by GXB on May 27, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I grew up in a violent neighborhood where fighting was the norm. Weary of the atmosphere, I moved, and escaped. Having done so, I learned the value of peace, and realized that war, on all accounts, is a memetic sense of ego and selfishness. I think the next step in our evolution is not one of physical mutation, but emotional and psychical.


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