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World peace is unattainable - and to think otherwise is naive

Is it just me, or does anyone else cringe whenever someone talks about "world peace"?

It always reminds me of a beauty pageant where the contestants naively wish for "world peace", without much thought into how, or even why?

What exactly does "world peace" mean? No wars, no fighting, no conflict at all, whatsoever? Everybody loves each other, and accepts each other?

As long as personal conflict exists, there will never be world peace. Wars are built from the ground up. Fighting over scarce resources, territory, food, mate (husband/wife) is inevitable.

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  • Jul 9 2012: It doesn't matter that world peace is an unattainable goal. What matters is that we never give up on striving for it. It's like an athlete trying to be perfect. It will never happen but what matters it that they try to achieve it. World peace is not like a light switch either we have it or we don't. It is a spectrum and while we will never get to perfectly peaceful everywhere and no war anywhere we can strive to get close.

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