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Michelle Rosenthal

social worker, Dr Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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I am calling on all people to share ideas, films, photographs, songs, paintings, stories, documentaries on the topic how to wage peace.

Let’s share our ideas together & focus on trying to figure out a tangible plan with road-maps to peace on Earth. I would like to extend an open invitation to everyone on Earth to do anything they can to promote world peace, a global truce and cease fire. Any positive action helps from the small to the large. You may wish to have conversations about how to attain peace, wear a peace pin or T shirt, hang a poster or banner, give a lecture, or create an original work that can be shown on the internet or in public. The message should be a positive, hopeful, inspirational and informative, containing ideas that may lead humanity on the right road. Lets all flood the internet and the world with great ideas and projects for peace. Advocacy may help in creating a stronger momentum toward peace.

We may promote different ideas on how we can all do fun things together and improve our relations with each other. We are after all we are really one big family having several family feuds that have been going on way too long already. Its time to get past fighting, killing and war and begin to work on paving the road ahead together.

We have to realize that we may wind up contributing to an extinction of life on Earth. How many human lives have been lost at the hand of another human since the dawn of civilization? What good is wining a war if we lose the planet?

We have a new opportunity to create peace for the first time in human history, lets take it. I hope all nations compete to become #1 on the Global Peace Index.

It is important for people find their inner peace as well as peace in their families, communities and country.

I think a 1st step toward peace is for each person to take an inventory of themselves to see their part in promoting conflict, or not doing enough to prevent it.

We need to make amends to each other on an individual basis & between one country to the next, saying I'm sorry, please forgive.

What do U think and what are you able to do?

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  • Aug 31 2011: Make a movie where the lives of people change according to how decisions are made. A movie in which in one time line countries make war for resources. In another time line countries band together to exploit new resources and make sacrifices to reduce waste. You can show people that when people unite problems are easy to solve. When people fight problems get worse.
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      Aug 31 2011: This is a great idea. Would you be willing to write it up as a novel or even as a screenplay. It may get the message across loud and clear.
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      Sep 1 2011: I really think this is a great idea. I would like to put it out there to you and the TED Community as a whole, like a wish, to see if we as a group can work together to make this idea of creating a movie as Jaeyun Hwang suggests:

      Make a movie where the lives of people change according to how decisions are made. A movie in which in one time line countries make war for resources. In another time line countries band together to exploit new resources and make sacrifices to reduce waste. You can show people that when people unite problems are easy to solve. When people fight problems get worse.

      Hopefully we can get the message out that we must go green, sustainable and peaceful in order to survive.
      • Sep 1 2011: I don't think I have the talent to do that. It would take a long time and would require an editor to edit both the story line and the credibility factor. Plus i am no good at portraying peoples foibles and unique characters.
      • Sep 1 2011: If there is a support structure that can help then I could give it a shot.

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