Piece by piece we can give our contribution to achieve global peace. One brick of effort at a time can build fort of peace. Peace requires behavioral and attitudinal change by practicing unity, acceptance, inclusion and love. It is a continuous process and cannot be obtained just with the snap of the finger or blink of an eye, or with change of mood or with a contract between two people. It requires consistent and uninterrupted erosion of selfish deeds and deposition of care, compassion and compromise.
We have observed and experienced manipulative power structures being misused to dominate the social and political arenas. We have seen popular support for discriminatory actions, carried out by either individuals, groups or institution with impunity. We have faced enough suicide attacks on mosques, churches, temples, schools, hospitals and armed forces, butchering hundreds and thousands of men, women and innocent children. We have carried the load of humiliation because of unjustified action of the high-seated authorities. We have buried innocent children and brave officers who died as collateral damage of a bigger political propaganda. We have scarred, scraped, bruised, burnt and torn the world, just for a new bling in our closet. We have suffered the violence in hope of peace.
Enough! Why do we need the arrows of violence, in our bow of decisions to hit the target of peace? Why do we use violent hands, to shake for peace? Why does the human history tell stories of wars, that were fought for peace? There are always multiple doors leading to the same place, its only our choice which door we choose to walk through. We must understand that all issues and conflicts can be resolved by negotiation and without wasting precious human lives. Just as all the organs in our body work together to make us function properly, likewise we are the organs of the world and we must to work together in harmony and coordination to run the world. War is never the answer to our differences and defenses but synergies to create peace.
This Article is written by Tam Munir from Bahria University