In a recent study, the Institute for Economics and Peace found that of the 162 countries of the world only 11 were found not to be involved in some kind of conflict!
The Center for Preventative Action have a Global Conflict Tracker. They list current conflict zones across the globe.
At the time of writing here it is:
The history of our world is peppered with violence and conflict and our present day is no different.
The story of human existence has countless episodes of violence and conflict predominantly led by men. (There are exceptions such as Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Indhira Ghandi who were at the helm of their countries respective war efforts).
A core ingredient of many of my consultations is the deeper understanding of what makes a good man.
I am reminded of a wonderfully relevant Yiddish word – ‘Mensch’. According to Wikipedia it means:
‘ a person of integrity’
The term is steeped in traditional concepts embedded in Jewish and other cultures about what it means to be a person of integrity.
Some of the basic values of a ‘Mensch’ include:
Drilling down further into the characteristics of a ‘Mensch’ are the following traits:
These men are already active in our communities, prominent in their families, taking care of business often unseen.
What do you think?