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Is world peace a delusion created by humanity?

Asked by: HappyPotato
  • It cannot exist

    It cannot exist in humans. People value their independence too much to devote their entire life to never stepping on anyone elses toes. And in fact by trying not to step on anyone's toes ... Your toes are being stepped on! Everyone is different. The day everyone is exactly the same ... There will be world peace. And that's a delusional concept.

  • Yes. Peace stands opposed to human nature.

    Peace seems like a lovely idea, and probably might be something wonderful to experience. But human nature wont ever let it materialize on the globe. Humans are instrinsically self-centered, arrogant, and greedy. Ambition, which drives competition, is also responsible for the creation of the social classes, and boy, do the social classes love to compare one another! Sorry, diversity and social classes are antithetical to peace.

    There wont be peace, but there is death. Death will liberate every human from the awful, challenging burden of life.

  • So not possible

    People only know how to talk about bringing peace to the world , how to preach about it being a possibilty , how to debate about it being possible or not....Just like we are doing.
    First you have a look at your ownself and try asking yourself...What have you done to make world peace possible ?????
    NOTHING...
    BECAUSE no-one is willing to intiate . And no-one ever will.
    This is the reality . Accept it.
    In fact , you will have to accept it .
    Now some may come up saying...Be positive , have faith etc....
    Well...I would say...Apply some logic.
    Because deffination of peace id different for different people.

  • So not possible

    People only know how to talk about bringing peace to the world , how to preach about it being a possibilty , how to debate about it being possible or not....Just like we are doing.
    First you have a look at your ownself and try asking yourself...What have you done to make world peace possible ?????
    NOTHING...
    BECAUSE no-one is willing to intiate . And no-one ever will.
    This is the reality . Accept it.
    In fact , you will have to accept it .
    Now some may come up saying...Be positive , have faith etc....
    Well...I would say...Apply some logic.
    Because deffination of peace id different for different people.

  • So not possible

    People only know how to talk about bringing peace to the world , how to preach about it being a possibilty , how to debate about it being possible or not....Just like we are doing.
    First you have a look at your ownself and try asking yourself...What have you done to make world peace possible ?????
    NOTHING...
    BECAUSE no-one is willing to intiate . And no-one ever will.
    This is the reality . Accept it.
    In fact , you will have to accept it .
    Now some may come up saying...Be positive , have faith etc....
    Well...I would say...Apply some logic.
    Because deffination of peace id different for different people.

  • Given human nature, it is impossible.

    As long as one group of people hates another, there will never be world peace. And that will always be the case. Humans are corrupt. The only way there could be world "peace" would be if an authoritarian world government twisted everyone's arms. Even in that situation, there would be people rebelling against the government, because people don't want to be controlled.

    When we can't even have peace within a family, or within one nation, how can world peace be a plausible concept?

  • We can have world peace

    People really have it in for humans but we really are not that bad. We can create world peace. Professor Steven Pinker points out for one that the world actually has less deadly wars than in the past. Things are getting better.There are several examples that human nature does not make us all pro-war. The pacifist movement, Switzerland and Pax Romana.

    The causes of war are often changeable/preventable economical and political issues and the like. Globalization and democracy and reducing poverty and the instability that comes with that are all things we have control over and can help ensure world peace.

  • World peace can occur, but is highly unlikely.

    I would like to say that humanity has shown at times to be able to work together and put aside their differences.

    Of course I have to say that the majority of the time world peace is a delusion. People tend to call for peace when there isn't any. Peace can only occur if all group comply. If you have one group trying to take over, you cannot have world peace without war.
    For example, Chamberlain thought that no more wars were going to ever happen because we wanted world peace. He appeased Hitler and ended up causing the holocaust because of his delusion of world peace.

    Now if world peace could only happen in certain scenarios. For example if everyone in the world had to fight a common threat, they would be forced to work together. Another scenario of world peace would be all countries finding no reason to go with war with each other.

  • Is peace in the world possible? Emphatically, yes!

    The great irony, however, is that neither governments nor nations can make peace, although they spend much time talking about it and posturing about it. They can only limit violence within "acceptable" social standards, because peace is a state of consciousness—not of politics.

    Peace already exists in the primordial germ of Nature. It underlies all manifestation. There is nothing we can do to create peace, but there is much we can do to avail ourselves of it.

    Peace is an inner state that can only be reflected outwardly. Therefore, true peace in the world is the collective inner peace of individuals—not the so-called "political peace" of nations. Because peace is secreted within each of us, the degree to which each person responds to his or her own inner peace enhances the peacefulness of the world. Our common, global bond is that, regardless of creed, color, sex, religion, social status, or national heritage, we all face the same inner search for peace and the same inner obstacles to finding it and recognizing it when found.

    "We actually live today in our dreams of yesterday; and living those dreams, we dream again," said Charles Lindbergh, which is but saying that imagination is in many ways more important than knowledge when it comes to the innocence and intuition necessary in finding peace.

    But without doing the inner work necessary to find our own peace, world peace is certainly not possible, because peace is based on our being defenseless, which demands great inner strength and courage. It is not danger that comes when defenses are laid down, but rather trust, safety, peace, joy, and a remembrance of God—however "God" is envisioned. Defenselessness takes enormous discipline, the discipline of individuals who are staunchly committed to finding and retaining inner peace, of which Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Desmond Tutu are prime examples. This said, for peace to be experienced in the world we must each learn that:

    • The only true peace is within us as part of Nature's endowment.
    • Our task is to find peace, recognize it, and hold fast to it.

    • Peace in the world is the outer manifestation of the inner peace of individuals and is possible only through the collective thoughts and actions of an ever-increasing number of such peaceful people because the infectious nature of peace—is peace.

    • We must learn that a rational, non-threatening response to injustice is the courage of peace, whereas the traditional "knee-jerk" reaction of an eye for an eye is the irrational hallmark of fear, which causes us to become the very thing we profess to be against in like measure of our protestations.

    With respect to the last point, there is, however, something our government can do toward real peace, and that is to reinstate the legal right of "conscientious objection" to the killing of other human beings by allowing people to designate toward peaceful means they want their hard-earned tax dollars spent.

  • It can Happen

    World peace can happen. Now will it happen overnight no but in time yes. If you want it to happen quickly then you would have to do it by force but would you? If you just want it with no blood spilled because of it then it will take a long time before that type of world will happen.


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