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World Peace? Can it become a reality?

  1. preacherdon profile image72
    preacherdonposted 6 years ago

    With so many selfish people in leadership and so many different ideas about how best to rule the world, how can there ever be world peace? People often say we should pray for world peace but unless the people change how can there be peace? When the haves don't want to give up what they have and the have-nots trying to get what the haves have, how can there be peace? How can there be world peace with greed and hatred and racism and religious fanaticism?

    1. Don W profile image82
      Don Wposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      "How can there be world peace with greed and hatred and racism and religious fanaticism?"

      A lot of fighting stems from the biological imperative to form co-operative social groups. We form groups because it allows us to compete more effectively for resources, but as soon as you form a group you also automatically create "others", i.e. people outside the group. We then compete against the "others" for finite resources. This is the underlying reason for every war that has ever been waged.

      But that is too animalistic for self-aware creatures like us to accept, so we rationalise war away by invoking religious difference, political difference, racial difference etc. We only do that because killing someone in the name of Christianity, Islam, communism, democracy, the aryan race, the jewish race, the arab race etc is more palatable to our sensitivities than killing someone because they are "other" which is what it really boils down to.

      What would go a long way to stopping that is removing the necessity to compete for resources. The only way to do that is to make resources become abundant. I have no idea how to do that, but I think it starts with the development of a sustainable, abundant energy source, such as fusion. If energy becomes abundant, then there is a chance for products to become abundant, especially in light of technological advances. If/when that happens, money will become obsolete because value is increased with scarcity, decreased with abundance. I doubt that will end all instances of interpersonal violence, but I think at that stage wars between nations would effectively become obsolete.

  2. HattieMattieMae profile image70
    HattieMattieMaeposted 6 years ago

    I guess those that don't have to have what the have nots have and are leaders themselves demonstrate through leadership and example. It's not about the ego, or what can be won. To be seperate from the rest in a world of chaos and illusion, standing up on your own to feet. It may not be done in a day, but I know many people are making the change individually. Like one stone cast in the water, a ripple goes outward. One by one we affect the rest, and eventually there will be enough of us to know out the have's. If God or the source is in control, he will always make sure those that are leading the wrong way will fall, and be replaced with those that do right!  We have had few great leaders in time, but usually fewer than more. smile

  3. uncorrectedvision profile image61
    uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago


  4. AnnCee profile image70
    AnnCeeposted 6 years ago

    There will be a time of peace, but it won't be achieved by humankind and even then, in the face of perfect goodness some will still choose evil.  People can't help it.

  5. Jonathan Janco profile image67
    Jonathan Jancoposted 6 years ago

    So long as we cling to the primitive idea that any individual or group is meant to rule over others we will have such confllict. So long as the idea of choosing sides prevails over our commonality, such conflict will persist. And so long as we worship false idols like money and ego, these conflicts will persist.

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
      uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh so true, when the home invader kicked in the front door and shot the family dead he did it for a group who believed they had the right to rule or was it because humans are flawed and some are just evil. 

      Peace is a personal condition not a global one. If you want peace find it in you do not expect to find it outside of you.  It has nothing at all to do with any one else since you cannot control anyone else.

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    World peace is unattainable. There are so many reasons men use to wage war. We can address one issue, but three more will crop up to take its place.

    The only way to stop our individual government's abilities to wage war is if the common people simply refused to be forced to participate. But, men glorify war; so that won't happen.

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
      uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Have you ever spoken with a combat vet about war.  The only ones who glorify war are those who know nothing about it.

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        Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes. And you are wrong. I know at least one combat vet who went back into action again and again. Three tours in combat total. He'd go again if he wasn't retired now. Sorry, many men live for war whether they've seen combat or not.

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    Samwel Hadaliposted 4 years ago

    We archieve peace of the world if haves one could stop selfish,discrimination and domination of the have-nots..
    lets have an equal balance in power.