posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 06:43 PM
reply to post by newyorkee
The ideas of world peace and infinite compassion are not (unfortunately) a reality, and more than likely they will never happen.
However we can (and will IMO) reach a form of relative world peace where there will no longer be large scale wars and conflicts. This wont happen in
our lifetimes but maybe in our great grand children's lifetimes. It all comes down to technological development and the amount of resources
available, until we get to the point where we have an infinitely (or near infinite) clean energy source and technology that is cheap and easy to
distribute we will still have large wars. Because both greed and poverty are instigators of conflict.
There are a couple other things as well such as idealism. Some people want war because they are insane, they care not for anything of material value
but only for imposing their beliefs upon the populace. Religious extremists, fanatic leftists and rightists...these guys are much more dangerous in
the long run. But even these types of forces I believe would start to dwindle and become less popular as technology and resources become more
So all in all, live life with hope, love your neighbor, and just be good to yourself and the people around you. That my friend is as close to peace as
anyone can get now days.