‘The Basic Canon of Life’

It was “me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world. And all of us against the infidel”

Leon Uris, wrote the above in his book ‘The Haj’.

He wrote it to describe the behaviour of people of a particular region, but perhaps there’s something for the taking here for evolving a generalised canon.

We have seen, particularly in Western Movies, a mention, something to the effect that it’s okay or normal to kill to protect the family.

Combing through the above two somewhat similar extremes, one could find a new code for family.

That’s, no matter how much of differences exist in the family, the family is together to face any external threat.

Anyone trying to make a dent in the family code, better be aware of the canon that the family will eventually be together.

It’s not a threat, nor a promise, but just that I find some sense here.

After all Leon Uris is not any ordinary fiction writer, there’s fire in them.

‘The Basic Canon of Life’

4 thoughts on “‘The Basic Canon of Life’

  1. Yes so true.. but there is something coming up in mind. This is a different kind of thought. A different perspective. Not to disagree but to amend. What would be the limint to this so called family. Isnt this a depp word. We tag the word to many people. I mean I totaly get the idea mentioned here but I am sometimes confused of who is out and who is in. Someppl are always inbut some are travel here to there. I just wanted to let you know that this thought is happening in my mind.

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