Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
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Making resolutions is a way of admitting our failings. Hence, every so often we set goals to better our lives individually and collectively.
How about "I WILL NOT LIE to myself and to those around me" for a New Year's resolution? Imagine how our lives would change if each took this statement seriously and prayed for divine grace to live it out.
Solzhenitsyn, who paid severely for telling the truth, has said that lies and violence are embedded one in the other: