Poor communication should never lead to a war

Donald Trump orates at the Freedom Summit

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I am making an appeal to both President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to consider and ponder where in your interactions your communication has failed, and how you both can rebuild and start over again to create a healthy communication environment. We must ensure that no unnecessary war erupts due to poor communication skills.

This isn’t a show of strength, for strength isn’t force through weapons and destruction. Strength is a willingness to look at oneself and ask a very basic question: Where have I gone wrong in this particular situation? Then make the necessary corrections to mature and evolve.

This may be an argument between opposite parties, but it is also an invitation to journey beyond one’s self and evolve and mature into the leaders you both aspire to be. Effective communication skills require introspection and personal development. According to Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, personal growth can only be obtained when one need has been obtained and completed. So start there and continue to change throughout life. When conflicts emerge, poor communication skills are often to blame, either by both parties and or by one individual not having the necessary ability to convey a meaning, intent or idea.

It is the responsibilities of our leaders to exhibit the highest level of personal development in order to establish harmony in the world, and to demonstrate their maturity through their actions in governing a country and or nation.

It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Both leaders will have to try many times before they get it right, but it’s not impossible. Do good for yourself and for all of humanity, gentlemen. Weapons aren’t toys, and human bodies aren’t expendable.

Cynthia Mewborn is a vendor/artist for Street Sense.

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