World Peace - Is It Possible?
Original post made by World Citizen, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Jan 2, 2013
The answer is, world peace is everybody's responsibility. You may say, isn't that somebody else's responsibility? I submit, we are all part of that elusive term, somebody else.
I would like to request that you consider,
1) Devoting at least one hour a year, or more, to this worthwhile goal, and
2) Spend at least 45c, or more, on postage to do something constructive in achieving this goal.
Why now? One reason may be that this time of year one hear's a lot about the historically and often times spoken goal of "Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Men". This sounds wonderful, but as leaders of our community the question becomes, "what can I do about it?"
Embracing the concept, "Think Globally, Act Locally", I appeal to you to be a part of the solution.
Several years ago, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan spoke to the General Assembly about this very concept. Amongst his comments were these quotes, as follows:
"We try to picture all governments listening to -- and acting on -- the will of the people."
"We do this because progress in our world does not happen without someone first having a vision or a dream."
"On this International Day of Peace, let us dare to imagine a world free of conflict and violence. And let us seize the opportunity for peace to take hold, day by day, year by year, until every day is a day of peace."
Yes, you have a lot on your plate already. Those activities are important. I'm not asking not to make those activities a priority. Instead, what I am asking for is for you to take a moment to lend a hand, in this special effort.
Humanity depends on it.
How you go about it, when you decide to do it, can be left to your best judgement. I do hope before year 2013 ends, you find the time and a way, large or small, to do your part to support the efforts of others in one way or another. If you do, many will think the world of you.