I grew up on Star Trek: The Next Generation and learned many life lessons from the show. Captain Picard’s willingness to talk and reason through a problem before using force was one of those lessons. Watch him refer to that idea below:
“I wish that politicians would spend more time watching Star Trek: The Next Generation because unlike my predecessor, Captain James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard believed first and foremost in negotiation. He was a diplomat before he was a warrior — talk, talk, talk and keep on talking. And I think that would be a great message for the world to absorb because people don’t have to die to achieve a satisfactory solution to anything.”
“I do believe that. I believe that we reach for the weapons far too quickly.
Patrick Stewart on Huff Post Live