Such a profound statement made by Cesar’s message below that I felt compelled to forward this and share with all. Please take time to read his take on the tragedy that took place in Newtown, CT.
As an aside: I was angry with the news media that hounded on stronger gun control last night because of the tragic incident in CT and had politicians patting themselves on the back for have a gun collection in Baltimore, MD. They were very proud that they had over 400 guns turned in to a church in exchange for $100 gift cards to a local grocery store. As the camera panned down the line of people that were turning the guns in, it was a respectable group of responsible citizens that were turning the guns in. It was not the gang members and thugs that were in that line. How is it to be that these responsible individuals may not now have weakened their ability to prevent becoming the next victims as they have lessened their ability to protect themselves from evil that might invade their home otherwise? There was not one word mentioned about gaming control or having less gruesome graphics in our tv shows, movies or video games to prevent desensitizing our society to the reality of such actions as gunning a real person down in cold blood.
We the people of this great nation need to remember as said by Cesar below, the three fundamentals: Trust, Respect, and Love. The guns were not what caused this tragedy. It was the lack of the three fundamentals in the person the did this horrible act that is to carry the blame.
We echo the sentiments that Cesar presented below that our prayers and sympathy are with the victims of Friday's tragedy and hope for peace to all this message touches.
The Lewis Family
From: Cesar Millan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 9:20 AM
To: Kim Lewis
Subject: Cesar’s Exclusive Message to You!
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|LETTER FROM CESAR
Lessons from Tragedy
|My prayers and sympathy are with the victims of Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Words cannot explain what happened or undo what is done. They can only help us to find some sort of understanding. But we have to ask the right question. We should not be wondering, "Why would somebody do this?" Instead, we should be asking, "How can we stop it from happening again?"
When I am working with people and their dogs, I remind them of three fundamentals: Trust, Respect, and Love. Without all three, it is impossible to have a balanced relationship with your dog. The same is true of human society. Take any one of those three things away, and the other two won't work. Society itself becomes unbalanced.
Trust and respect without love can lead to resentment; trust and love without respect can lead to contempt; respect and love without trust can lead to strife. In order to have all three, we must approach the world — dog or human — with Honesty, Integrity, and Loyalty.
You've probably heard the saying, "Be the change you wish to see in the world," which is attributed to Gandhi. While this is true, it isn't exactly what he said. I think his actual words are even more fitting: "If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change."
It would be wonderful if we could make a wish or wave a magic wand and have the world "fixed" instantly, but things don't happen that way.
The change does begin with us, but we have to be persistent and consistent in order for it to become the big wave that changes the world.
For one thing, we must remember to always treat each other with the dignity that we each deserve. We must allow each other our little human failings, and be tolerant of our little human differences — which are far less than our similarities. We must learn to listen to each other and, more importantly, actually hear each other.
If we do change ourselves, the tendencies in the world will change. But we have to make that commitment to change, starting within our own circles and letting it move outward. Become trustworthy by being honest; respected by always acting with integrity; loved by showing unwavering loyalty.
Most importantly, take a moment, today and every day, to tell your family and friends how much you love them, and always take the time to enjoy how precious every moment together with them is.
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