Is peace really impossible when we think about it, or do we just give up too easily before we find an answer?
If you had a way to institute world peace, how would you come about it?
Most of us here are too young and inexperienced in the world to really go about and promote world peace, but certainly we can come up with reasons as to why peace seems unobtainable. We've all had to experience scenarios in which we argue against a fellow man; an argument that leads to more than just debating and moves towards verbal assault and sometimes even physical assault. I believe this is one of the major reasons why its hard to institute world peace.
Its hard for people to accept other people's ideas because they contradict their own. It doesn't even matter how sound the argument is, people still find a way to reject the idea out of sheer egotism and pride.
It also causes separation amongst people. The ones who believe what you do are the ones who are "right" while the people who believe otherwise are the ones that are "wrong". This then leads to the sense "because they are wrong, I'm allowed to do this". It is used as a way to justify certain actions against the other which elevate strife and escalates to violence.
Is there a way you think its possible to prevent people from escalating to violence? Is there a way that people can learn to listen to each other and not necessarily agree on another person's view, but to accept them despite the difference?