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Do we really care about world peace?

The present race for stealthy weapons does not give any evidence/support to our desire for world peace. No soldier wishes to fight a war. Only political misunderstandings
and lack of leadership lead to war as a solution.

There are people in remote places who have no idea of the automobile, yet they sleep happily. Present modern man with so much incredible technology is trying to find a button to destroy the planet.

Please take my view leniently and comment.

  • Nov 4 2012: I believe peace is a must if we are to progress and evolve as a universal specie. We need to start focusing on goals beyond our own wallets, beyond our wealth, beyond our country's wealth and beyond our own planet. Maybe if we rise the living standards of the poorest, if we educate our young and make them aware that we all are a living specie stationed in an orbiting planet, we can evolve thru our young and continue existing. Peace, or living without fear, is key to establish the best environment for best human brains to propose the best ways to achieve greater goals. I live in Mexico, people live in fear.
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    Nov 2 2012: I think that world peace should be a goal .. however in order to reach that goal citizens of the world must start at the most basic of levels. Wars, conflicts, attrocities, etc . are to be found on almost every continent. If we isolate just one area of the world and look to resolve the problems of that area could we reasonably expect a resolution that would withstand time. The geographical term middle east covers a vast area and would identify a majority of armed conflicts. The reasons are varied but include religion, tribal histories, cultural differences, political differences, economics, and a host of other issues. Most of these issues have existed for centuries.

    Wars and conflicts are not, as you suggest, a problem of modern man. The amount of wars and the deaths attributed to wars on a historical level is currently extremely low. In the past wars were a matter of religion, land, power rifts of roylas, and political idologies. I would venture that most modern wars are more a matter of economocs.

    Caring about world peace is not a valid question as I am sure no soldier seeks battle and no mother wishes to send her young off to do battle. The issue would be more to the point of how to resolve the regional skirmishes for no peace will exist on any level until we can learn to resolve our differences at the table instead of the battlefield.

    All the best. Bob.
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    Nov 2 2012: Dear Yuddandi:

    I believa that war presence is decreasing with time, if we where to plot the dead (% of human population) as a result from war in the last 10000 years, the trend would be down in a somewat sharp curve, even if the phenomena (war) is still present and likely to be here for long time.

    Does any Tedster have the data to confirm or refute my assumption?


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    Gail .

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    Nov 2 2012: Fear is the root cause of war. Fear is a choice, but most people don't know that.
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      Nov 2 2012: Dear Lover:

      What about greed?

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        Gail .

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        Nov 2 2012: Greed is caused by fear (fear of lack). If you look at the charitable giving of a wide slice of the population, studies show that the more money you have, the less you give away. It's the same with desire for power. Fear of one's own perceived powerlessness causes people to desire to have power over others.

        Walk through the fear to discover your own great power and ability to manifest abundance.
  • Nov 2 2012: materialistic progress with the aid of modern technology gave raise to corrupt/physical comforts. the basic moral/ethical approach is scarce in these days. those who maintain inner peace with spiritual inquiry leaves the subject to karma/fate.
  • Nov 8 2012: war need not be with weapons. economic turbulence's are also responsible for degeneration. the issues like health, education, pollution, water scarcity and many fatal challenges are very posing great threat to planet.
    i agree with you.
  • Nov 8 2012: "Only the dead have seen the end of war."
    Sad, but it seems to be true. I think we should really care about the peace of our mind;
    the world peace will come with.
  • Nov 6 2012: Not only is it a matter of how the humans need to ignite their inner-selves in support of peace but also what is it that pulls humans away from it?

    Violence has been a part of humanity ever since the beginning, from the slaughter of the first animal for survival to the times of Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul and later the two devastating World Wars in the 20th Century. So what is it that humans have always failed to understand about peace? Is it their greed or the amusement of another humans pain? The humans are yet to understand the similarities between each other, when their mind transcends the focus on religions, nationalities, languages and color, they might. Admiring the other human being for the person they are and not what they have, may bring about a much desired change. Having a history with such major events that portrayed nothing but violence as the pathway of life, the humans have now internalized all of it as a subject they can easily ignore. It seems like humans have lost hope.
  • Nov 4 2012: Agree, domination, and the relation among dominators and dominated is not peace.
  • Nov 4 2012: Wars are not being fought to bring about peace. They are being fought to end one domination and begin another.
    Peace is not a goal of war.
    Pieces are.

    War does not determine who is right.
    War determines who is left.
  • Nov 4 2012: I believe that in comparison to the US, Greece is more of a believer than world peace... It's kind of sad I feel this way seeing as I am from the US
  • Nov 2 2012: my gratitude to all participants. i am virtuous to learn more perspective views in this regard. it is not necessary to go to battle field since our mind itself has become a battle field. excessive civilization has made us to droop in culture/communal way of life. the abundant comforts brought physical comforts and spiritual instability. what my little brain says..if every man is peaceful, the planet will look after its own. we are not makers or doers.
    the connectivity is lowered due to digital world.
    business deal is in much more priority, economics is playing vital role in present days.
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    Nov 2 2012: Yuddandi, we do care about world peace. Apparently,the wars are being fought to bring peace...depends on your perspective.
    "There are people in remote places who have no idea of the automobile, yet they sleep happily."
    Ignorance is bliss..however ignorance does not contribute towards the progress of humanity.
    • Nov 2 2012: Madhavi,
      my regards to you. awareness is disease. being ignorant is a bless in certain fields.
      unknown diseases are invented and medicines are made. a machine decides the fate of a man.
      we human are drooping in humanitarian connectivity.
      please educate me.
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        Nov 5 2012: Regards to you,Yuddandi.
        Why do think awareness is a disease? Awareness is the key to being present in the moment.

        "unknown diseases are invented and medicines are made"
        Change is inevitable. Humans are evolving and adapting to these changes with ingenuity.

        "a machine decides the fate of a man."
        I believe that my life is in my own hands. It is very easy to attribute unfavorable circumstances to someone humble opinion :-)
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    Nov 2 2012: The explanation above in the main post gave a notion that war is a modern phenomenon due to technolgical I am curious to know

    In the history when was that war less golden time for human race ?
  • Nov 2 2012: Greed, unhealthy pride, anger and resentment, lust, procrastination, envy, jealousy, spitefulness, dishonesty and other emotions such as these, are all just other words for fear: fear that one won''t get what they want or fear they will lose what they have, and everything else in between those two.
    From what I have experienced with people from around the world, most people just want to live in peace, have some kids, work, come home, enjoy raising their children if they want children, to be active, enjoy the company of others, travel, to labor at things they enjoy, know they are a part of their community and not have to worry about other things, among just a few of the kinds of endeavors humans are involved in and find pleasing.

    This is true virtually everywhere in the world. Now, just who doesn't want these things? Government, leaders, spokespeople for them, followers of them, politicians, bankers, and all their close cronies, along with law enforcement, courts and judges, religious people and certain religions. And these are just a few.

    Get rid of those who continually want war (it makes lots of money), oh, get rid of money, and those who want the negative list above.
    Until then, "until" and "then" seem to be fast approaching, good luck.
  • Nov 2 2012: YOU SAID IT RIGHT. we are following religion since civilization started. yet we are under the process of learning irrespective of perfection.
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    Nov 2 2012: Modern humans walk on this planet for about 200,000 years now.

    This, your question still asked today makes it obvious, that we didn't make much use of the time we had, as otherwise your question would have no reason to be asked at all.

    Personally, if I haven't make up my mind on a certain topic within three days, I consider this topic of no importance to me, and I could not care less about it.

    I wonder if this could be taken as a valid comparison, probably it can't, but I have no other proof that I am mistaken...
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    Nov 1 2012: I think world peace is one noble cause that would stand on the strength of its desirability. However, the world is a diverse place. We have so many people who seek world peace and pursue it; but we have a few people who pay lip service to world peace.
    For world peace to be a reality, we have to pursue peace in our hearts, and in our homes, and in our society, in our nation. We should seek it with sincerity. Because the advent of so many other lovely and lovable things depends so much on peace.
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    Nov 1 2012: "Good" people need "bad" people to have an excuse to do bad things.
  • Nov 1 2012: Yes we care