This was a really memorable Memorial Day weekend. I’m glad I got to spend some of it in San Diego, home to so many military families.
The world gets crazy complicated oftentimes, especially when it comes to war and conflict. I study international issues for a living and that doesn’t make those big questions about war and peace and being human any easier.
One thing that’s clear is that fighting comes at a huge cost. There’s the visceral destruction of land and loss of lives, and the hidden cost of what often happens to the soldiers that come home. People and families who fight for peace and freedom often lose their inner peace and psychological freedom in the process.
Sacrifices like that can’t be taken lightly. And it means that it’s actually pretty important for us to decide how to best avoid future conflicts and how to be good stewards of freedom.