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Today’s Question by Aart Hilal

Author: Paulo Coelho

Is it necessary to respond to violence with violence and to evil with evil? Is it possible to preserve good by doing evil?

I may sound romantic, but when you use violence to fight violence, you generate more violence. We are free because we are committed without being forced to do so. Evil is more related to our attitudes to other people, and from other people towards us. Evil lives in the details.

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