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Question: How can you and I make global peace a part of our daily lives? CPNN article: On Turning Up the Volume
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Posted: May 26 2004,08:22

Readers' comments are invited on this question which relates to two reports: On turning up the volume and You find peace in the strangest places.
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Posted: Sep. 01 2005,21:44

Well there are many ways we can make global peace a part of our daily lives: I think that we can make peace a part of our daily lives by completing our civic duty, our duty as a citizen, which can mean sending letters to our political officials. This brings about peace, because it allows us to have a voice.  Completing civic duty gives us a voice, a voice that so many fought for.  So we must continue, we must continue preserving the civilization that founding fathers of nations have crafted for us.  By protecting the environment you and I make global peace a part of a our daily lives. I believe that the environments of the world are all connected, and what we do in our local environment will effect the environments of the world.  So if we recycle, we can help protect our environment.  If we plant a tree, create a garden we can help save our environment.  If we clean the beach we can help protect our environment.  A protected environment means healthy species, human, animal, plant, insect...  Which eventually brings about peace. By continuing to communicate via-online forums such as this one, can make global peace a part of our daily lives.  Because we are discussing important issues that a lot of people in the world can relate, we are exchanging knowledge and information with each other, that will allow us to understand and learn.

We can do many things, where we are, that will positively affect the people of the world.  Because we are all connected somehow, and we all share a distinct brotherhood and sisterhood.
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Posted: Oct. 08 2011,02:32

Many of us dream of a peaceful world without violence. Some make it a must to voice out their outrage against violence and a few actually act in a non-violent way.

Though peace is a state that is much desired by individuals irrespective of their caste, creed, sex or colour, yet we find that it is difficult for people to work together for peace. Is it because we are most of the time motivated by our selfish interests? Is it because our greed for fame, power, wealth and status has rendered us insensible to the sufferings of others? Or is it simply because we think that peace is not possible and all our efforts in this endeavour will be vain?

Whatever be the reasons for our incapacity to work together for peace, we can perhaps acknowledge that we all desire to be peaceful and happy. Let us then imagine working for our peace and happiness. But can we be peaceful if we are constantly in conflict with ourselves and others? If we think about it, the conflicts that we encounter in our lives snatch away our peace of mind. Very often, the unresolved conflicts lead to mental, verbal and physical violence. History is a testimony of the fact that it is very difficult to solve conflicts without violence. The wars, brutality and criminal acts that we have witnessed in the past and continue to observe leave us speechless. However, it is high time we gather our strength and speak up against violence. By keeping quiet, we have for years, allowed violence to spread in our home, workplace, society and country. Most importantly, we have enabled violence to take roots in our mind. It has possessed our whole being so that now we think, speak and act in a violent way. Thus, when it comes to resolving conflicts, we do it with violence. We need then to learn to live in a non-violent way. A transformation is required and it has to come from within.

Enter into dialogue with yourself. Get rid of the fear of violence that has paralysed you for years. Speak up. Share your views with others and enter into communion with them. Do not hesitate to take one step towards peace. Do not even think whether you will be successful or not. Just do your best to uproot violence. Do it because all you want is peace. In this way, you will gradually contribute to a peaceful world and make peace a reality.
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