Sunday, July 26, 2020

Define Non-Violence

What is non-violence without violence?

If violence is defined more broadly as the limitation of a person's
options by another person, then non-violence becomes the creation and implementation of options for a person. If I want to be more "non-violent", I help another person see options they did not know they had. Instead of saying someone is being "non-violent", which requires, in a real sense, the existence of "violence", I would say someone is being an "option amplifier", which is a positive, proactive way of being instead of "non-violent", which is double-negative and reactive.