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Is world peace possible?

Is a global love and respect of humanity itself possible? What are the impediments (if any) to achieve world peace? What is your definition of global peace?

Is it simply the abstention from violence and infliction of pain, or is it something greater -- a cause to empower all human beings by way of love? I'd love to hear some thoughts on this since I know TED fosters love within its community! List your solutions to end whatever global issues there may be, and don't worry about specifics!


Closing Statement from Max de Hoyos

I've considered this point for quite some time and have come to the conclusion that there is no truth but your own. What you focus on, you will feel and manifest--not only in your life, but the lives of others as well. I highly suggest we all look at the Tony Robbins video on why we do what we do, I feel like that has allowed me to shift my beliefs on what evil is and what the best way to combat it is.

Empowering beliefs are the way to create world peace. We must make it so that loving actions are the way which we receive pleasure, and causing pain to others creates pain in ourselves. We don't need to look anywhere to find these solutions--they are deeply rooted within our nature. Giving feels good, causing pain doesn't -- the reason anything to the contrary of this statement exists is because people overlook the effects of their actions, because they have learned to do so.

In closing, I'm grateful we had such intelligent people comment on this conversation, and I'm proud to be a member of this community! Much love to all.

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    Nov 20 2012: I think this comes down to a discussion of the existence of Evil. Why does evil exist, and what is evil in the first place? I believe evil people will always exist, so whirled peas will not be possible.

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