So many things are done for the supposed good of our children. Some that are actually beneficial, and some things that are ultimately destructive--not only for children, but for the human race. Just as our children's benefit inspires us to end wars, it also inspires us to start them on their behalf. What makes the situation worse is that children are no more innocent in their own minds than we are in ours. Of course violence begets violence, but destruction is part of human nature, whether you are eight or eighty.