academic discussions of wars

Academic discussions of people’s suffering , 

supporting arguments that make so much sense 

without having lived in their shoes one day. 

Academic discussions interrupted by real people 

saying they have suffered and wish to have their suffering verified 

acknowledged and recognized, 

and this has never been an excuse to justify making anyone else 

suffer too…

Professor arguing without paying the price of the pain, 

earning salaries to fill the minds of the young learners 

rather than emptying their minds like the Zen teachers ; 

teaching the learner how to think 

like an empty porcelain tea cup 

not full of facts 

but full of empathy for those submerged in  boiling water ..


About seagullsea

a seagull flying over the great ocean of life observing.
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