Creating a Background
Your everyday background is extremely important to your general state of being. Just as the background of a painting is important to the way we perceive the subject the foreground the background of your life determines how you perceive the world and consequently, how you act in the world.
We create our backgrounds by the things with which we surround ourselves. The television programs that we watch, the books and magazines that we read, and the games that we play all contribute to our general background. If we surround ourselves with violence, we will accept violence as a normal way of life. If we surround ourselves with peace, we will accept peace as a normal way of life.