The western tradition and Life. Life, a wonderful thing, without it no one would exist to care about it. Life is everything to everybody, even those who believe in Life after death know, it is Life they seek… but more than Life… awareness.
You are aware. You are you. A beings life is its most prized possession; it will abandon all other things to preserve it. Some beings are more complex, some will sacrifice their own lives for others. This is for some, the ultimate sacrifice. A Life is unique, special in its distinctness, in many ways we are alike and predictable, but in many other ways we are absolutely unique.
All of our efforts should be to the preservation and encouragement of Life. The preservation of my life depends on the preservation of all life. I have a vested interest in life, as do you.
War does not preserve life.
Freedom preserves Life.
Make Freedom not War.