I looked up the word to use it correctly. The Cambrige Dictionary gives the meaning peacable as : to liking or involving fighting or argument. Am I peacable? I don’t really like to fight or argue. I get upset when I hear someone shouting at another person. Conflict and I were never friends. I got into scrapes only on behalf of others. When I realised that people took advantage of my kindness, I began to stand up for myself and tried to be assertive. That took time to learn and I ended up being aggressive instead. I’ve learned otherwise. (100 words)
I’ve learned not to argue with people especially about important issues. There are things one can have two different views about. But there are some things that there’s no arguing about – like freedom and justice. For a while, I thought it was worth telling people off, telling how wrong they were. When the Indian government violently went after protesting students in Universities, I couldn’t be quiet. I was upset that others were. Does being peacable mean that we keep quiet when things are wrong? No. But merely venting on social media won’t help either, will it? (100 words)
I’m still trying to find an appropriate way to peacefully stand up against wrong-doing? Have you found one?
I’m undertaking the #Write28Days Challenge and will be posting every day in February. I will combine this with my regular features – #MondayMusings, #FiveMinuteFriday and #100WordsOnSaturday.
I’ve re-started the 100WordsOnSaturday here. The feature will be around social causes/ special days/special causes.
If you’d like to join me, please leave a comment with your link on my post/s. For the month of February, since I’m following the #Write28Days Challenge prompts, I may not be writing on themes for special days or social causes.
I agree with you on the points made. Should we remain muted on one hand and on the other don’t nurture the demons on every other issue, political, religion or otherwise is a question I often think about. I no longer post-political on Fb since making an effort to keep the wall clean from toxicity.