“Peace is not a dream, it is hard work, and there is nothing naive, glamorous or simplistic about it” – Dr. Oscars Arias, Nobel Laureate in Peace
Violence and Peace are at the origin of two opposite ways of building society. The growth of hotbeds of violence produces most serious negative social consequences. Peace, by contrast, promotes social positive consequences and allows the achievements of real progress.
Therefore, I think what we need “is action” to change the world. We need to get together to bring peace in the society. Working together is what changes the world. We should act within that what is possible, and negotiate ways of peace where they seem impractical and full of twist; thus, non-violence can acquire a more comprehensive and new meaning. It will not only consist of desire, of moral rejection of violence, obstacles, but also of realistic political method that gives rise to hope.
Gandhi used to say ‘non-violence is older than the mountains’. This introduces us to the concept that it is not conflict that is natural but non violence.
Also we can see that the potential of the youths has never been realized in most of the societies. Youths have immense potential in building a peaceful society. The world today, as we see is filled with energetic young people who has the potential to do humongous tasks. What is needed is that these young people come together and build the willingness to find solution for the problems of present era.
It is in the hand of the people to take initiative to build peace and also to find peace amidst the violence. This will reclaim the meaning of peace. It will lead the world on the path of peaceful joy and love for all.
Therefore, WE WOULD CHANGE THIS WORLD, WE WOULD SAVE THIS WORLD!
Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in a ’Testament of Hope’, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
I hope that the world will live as one, one day.