Reading as Antidote to War

The more people read, the less keen they will be on war. This is because they get used to looking at the world through other people’s eyes. They come to value other people as complex beings, much like themselves. They are thus more accurate at understanding others’ motives. War requires adopting a childish cartoon-like simplification of the so-called enemy.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)