When the people do not fear your might
Then your might has truly become great.
—Dao De Jing, trans. Professor Muller
I found this interesting article in the Japan Times a few weeks ago. It talks about a Japanese family who lost their son from the 9/11 attack 12 years ago.
In particular I liked this statement:
“If the U.S. keeps repeating this kind of thing, it will have to be scared of terrorism forever,” he said.
It’s not just about forgiving your enemies, but stopping the cycle of violence.