Are you listening?
The idea of peace can be somewhat vague. It depends on who you ask. Some people have small visions of peace while others have a grander scheme of how the world should be. Each believes their way is the best or most important way to reach peace. I think combining the two is what can create peace on a scale the world has yet to see.
Often times we get locked into something passionately and that passion can make us unreasonable. Our bullheadedness blinds us, but it isn’t our fault.
The world has so many nasty bits that it is hard to know what singular thing can bring revolutionary change. Do we focus on a leader or set of leaders? Or, are we better off to put our attention towards individual issues? If issues are the key, who is to decide which issues matter most? Something that matters greatly to me may be something you give two squats about. Essentially, this is the very crux of the problem.
We have a media that is owned and operated via government channels. We have a food supply that is owned and operated via government channels. We have a weapons industry that is owned and operated via government channels. We have a medical system that is owned and operated via government channels. We have a mess is what we have and without change, we have a very bleak future.
I remember back when the Iraq war was still new and fresh. I was very involved politically. It baffled me and sometimes even pissed me off when people would argue what I felt were lesser points on lesser issues. I neglected — not to see, but to care about why a different issue might matter so much to someone else when in my mind there were much more important things to worry about and fight for. I have discovered that it takes all kinds and when you boil it down the common denominators are clear and it’s just a matter of helping others do the maze backwards which means we have to start at the end.
The end is now. Every single thing wrong with and in our world (including personally) can be traced backwards to a beginning. What is it? Until we get to the root we cannot find the missing peace.