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World Peace Day forever?

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Today is International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day.

What does it really mean? I read that on this day, there’s a mutual ceasefire around the globe to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace… is that right? So would I be right in assuming that the world is aware that war is not the answer in order to bring world peace? I’m puzzled because war is exactly what we do. War, hostility, power and greed drive our countries.  So in essence, on this day only, let’s bring all that negativity to a halt, but not to worry because we will continue it all tomorrow.

How’s that sound to you?

It’s hard to think positively about something that smells like hog manure to me. Created in an attempt to remind our people to live peacefully amongst one another, it’s just an ordinary day with a title on it and temporary activities in recognition of those who’ve fought to bring world peace. But what happens after today? War continues, those in higher positions fight for more power, people’s rights are still being threatened, the rich keep getting richer and poor remain the same, etc etc…

I found out about Global Truce 2012, “a grassroots initiative and international coalition with non-governmental organisations and student unions in every continent, which will increase participation and action on Peace Day 2012, the day of Global Truce.” But after skimming through their website, it seems like another World Peace DAY organization.

I’m not against bringing people together for a high conscientious cause, but I am against fluff and meaningless titles and imaginary causes.

 

Can we say it’s World Peace Day EVERYDAY?!

We should.

How about pledging to nonviolence and peace on a daily basis?

How about finding ways and empowering our people to:

Reduce hostility,

Increase overstanding,

Spread love,

Regenerate passion,

Encourage creativity,

Support one another?

The time is now. Not because it’s World Peace Day, but because yesterday is no more. Let’s start now. Let every day be International Day of Peace!

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Author: amoonfull

A lover of arts, tea & nature.

4 thoughts on “World Peace Day forever?

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