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Peter Emer

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How can we escape politics and empower peace?

So many times our idea of how we should look at other people and our attitudes towards those people are shaped by politics. And its for political reasons that we find ourselves hating a certain people or certain part of the world. Is that really how we it should be?

We have the choice to learn about the the world ourselves and control our own mindset. This to me would seem like a good building block towards achieving peace in the world. What do you guys think?

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    Mar 3 2011: I think to biggest challenge would be leaving behind the mass media. We can accept it more or less but the truth is everything you see in tv/movies/advertisement is full of subliminal political messages, this happens in some countries more than others. Also, to make it "realistic," shows always include how different people are treated badly, and we shove this into ours kids's heads since their about 4. The problem is mass media makes people feel safe, and it takes away the unthinkable task of thinking for yourself, which I personally believe people are afraid to do because they would end up realizing they live in a world of fictions that range from national identity, to your own identity to language being meaningless symbols that account for 7% of what you say and all those things that would throw you into the real world where you are not always feeling warm and fuzzy cause you have rights (which are human made and given and therefor not as we call them natural, in fact they are fictions and often unfair).

    Once you can get people to think for themselves, and i mean truly and deeply think for themselves about issues that can make them feel uneasy(this is where the phrase ignorance is bliss comes from, because seeing the world we leave in can be very painful), it will be obvious to them that politics should not be involved in the way they act, and once every person can act peacefully there is no other way for the world to be but peaceful.
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      Mar 5 2011: I completely agree with you ambar. i think most people shy away from facing issues that make them uneasy....so as a result they never really stop to think about them and tackle them head on. But until every persons puts on their game face and starts looking at themselves and begins to act for themselves rather than follow how politics are telling them to act, we wont achieve peace. You right (: thanks ambar

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