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Do we all agree on the same peace?

People come up with the idea of world peace, but what is peace?
Is peace attainable when no wars are going on?
Is peace when no one is angry?
Is peace inside of you?
(I could go on)

Basically almost everyone has different beliefs on peace.
Christians say it is when there is no sin active in the world,
Islam says it is when the infidel is dead,
Atheist say it is when... well I don't even know what they believe peace is,
and so forth.

So I hope you get my idea.
I was just on a blog about having world peace and how to obtain it. But that is not the first question to be asked is it? Shouldn't it be "does everyone agree on having the same world peace?"

I personally didn't agree with anything that the posters had to say about peace.

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  • Nov 17 2011: Peace can only be attained if all desire for possession, material or otherwise, is divested--pure and utter selflessness. The only ilk of human beings who comes even close to this model are Buddhist monks.

    In other words, it's highly unlikely humans can find pure, unadulterated 'peace' with our current mind-sets. Some 'deus ex machina' would be needed for the seismic shift in the human psyche for this to happen, IMO. ...an alien invasion, perhaps.
    • Nov 17 2011: So what you are saying is for us to obtain world peace, or peace for that matter at all we have to be "reprogrammed" in a way?
      • Nov 18 2011: Well, with so many generations of inculcated greed and selfishness, I don't see how it could happen 'overnight' any other way.

        It's a bit like a lazy person having a near-death experience and being jolted into becoming a success in some field they never had any real interest before the incident. It happens all the time.

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