The translation is under the sketch
The ideal state is the one:
“Where laws have no superiors” Bias of Priene
“Whose inhabitants are neither too poor, nor too rich” Thales of Miletus
“Where virtue is honored and malice is hated” Periander of Corinth
“Where offices are always given to the virtuous and never to the evil” Pittacus of Mytilene
“Where citizens are more afraid of the accusation than the punishment” Cleobulus of Rhodes
“Where the laws are honored more than the rhetoricians” Chilon of Sparta
“Where an offense against a citizen is perceived as an offense against the entire state” Solon of Athens
[in the bubble: ‘I am ashamed for today…’]
These and many other great men have told us how we can coexist peacefully and happily. They’ve been telling us since probably forever.
The problem is not enough people are listening.
The problem is we still promote (even celebrate) violence, despite knowing that violence brings forth more violence, resulting in a vicious cycle.
“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you: pull your beard, flick your face to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”
You may say I’m a dreamer… I say I’m human.