"When we debate with farmers and growers about the need to give up meat and dairy, many can hardly wait to deliver the coup de grace to our arguments. “You can’t grow things without animal manure!” You can almost hear the triumph in their sniggers. They’re wrong and a couple of organisations have been proving it for a number of years now."
I claim no special authority for inviting people to think about gentleness other than that I am a human being, and I believe it would be good if we all were to speak more openly about the possibilities for gentleness in our lives. I want gentleness to be important in my life. As a value, it helps me be more aware of, and more appreciative of the gentle people in my life. They are my teachers.