posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 03:36 AM
The wishful thinking that is world peace, while great in theory, is an impossibility. There are several reasons for this. I will list a few of the
1. Conflict is in our nature. Even in a house of only two, conflict is NEVER completely avoided. Most of us even have a habit of PERSONAL conflict
just to feed that desire in us to always be at odds with SOMETHING, even when alone.
2. There is ALWAYS a victim. Even when there is no aggressor, we, as a species, have a habit of making ourselves victims on a near daily basis. It
seems as if we are incapable of taking blame for the majority of our faults. Therefore, we must always have someone or something to lay the blame on.
3. We are animals. As much as most of us would like to think that we are so much better than every other species on this planet, we are, in fact,
animals. Being animals, we all have NATURAL animal instincts inside of us. For the most part, they are not at conflict with "peace", however, there
are certain natural instincts within us all that will ALWAYS be at conflict with the idea of "peace". One of our basic instincts is self
preservation. However, destruction and chaos are instincts that can come out in all of us at certain times. These two NATURAL instincts are in direct
conflict with each other. As long as these instincts are present, there can never be a "true" peace.
World peace, in theory, is great. However, in reality it is quite impossible. Asking for world peace is akin to asking us to deny parts of ourselves
that make us human. Rage and dominance are two human qualities that will NEVER be completely done away with nor should they be. Our range of emotions
is one of the main things that make us human. To deny any part of that, no matter how bad we see that part, is to deny some of the very things that
make us human.
I say, before we need to even THINK world peace, we need to work toward getting a bit of peace within ourselves. If we can do that, perhaps "world
peace" won't seem quite so important.
That's my two pennies anyhow.