Of course there is ruthlessness throughout history and you can’t blame any one people for it: a peculiar thing about all our various mythologies – each of them horizon bound – is that love is reserved for the in-group and disdain, hatred, and brutality for the out-group.
“So with this breaking of horizons as we see ourselves as one planet, and when we look at the picture of things from the moon, the question becomes: what are we going to do with our aggression? How is it going to be absorbed into love, and transmuted from gross matter into love?
Joseph Campbell, interviewed by Joan Marler in Yoga Journal
More Joseph Campbell on Beyond Meds:
Books by Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces – the classic