• Cruelty. There’s no shortage of cruelty on this planet. Be assured, however, that when choosing between cruelty and cruelty-free to achieve an end, the cruelty-free solution, although not always expedient, is always beneficial to the entire solution. If you’re bent on the way of cruelty for convenience, be prepared for the cruelty you impose to come right back at you — not as vengeance, not as justice, not as cruelty for cruelty, but in the form of war. When you war against somebody else, you war against yourself. Cruelty creates war, and war comes in many forms. If you want war, then you’ll get war by weaving cruelty into your problem solving strategies. Take out the cruelty and voila! A solid, workable solution emerges. In fact, many solutions emerge. Every problem has many facets, so to look for one solution for each problem solves only one facet of the problem.
  • A solution must serve the entire planet, not just a small group of privileged humans wanting the world to revolve around their needs. The gigantic prejudice this particular group has against the entire planet will come back to them in the form of extinction. That’s the price. Be sure, all you privileged humans out there, that you really do want your privileged peers making those kinds of decisions on your behalf. The planet doesn’t discriminate; it survives. If you get in the way of the planet’s ability to survive, it will try to train you in the ways of survival. It’s a lot easier if you train yourself, before the planet is forced to do it on a large scale, which could adversely affect all that inhabits it.