PATRICK VIEW- DEFINITION OF PEACE, WAYS TO PROMOTE PEACE, WAYS TO CREATE PEACE AND QUOTES ABOUT PEACE.
DEFINITION OF PEACE
- ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA
Peace is a concept of societal friendship and harmony in the absence of hostility and violence. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict (such as war) and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or groups.
Psychological peace” (such as a peaceful thinking and emotions) is perhaps less well defined yet often a necessary precursor to establishing “behavioural peace.”
- ACCORDING TO CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY
- Freedom from war and violence, especially when people live and work together happily without disagreements.
- The state of not being interrupted or annoyed by worry, problems, noise, or unwanted actions.
- (A period of) freedom from war or violence, esp. when people live and work together without violent disagreements.
- Calm and quiet; freedom from worry or annoyance.
- Freedom from war and violence:
- ACCORDING TO MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY
- a state of tranquillity or quiet
- a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom
- freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
- harmony in personal relations
- a state or period of mutual concord between governments
- used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
WAYS TO PROMOTE PEACE IN OUR SOCIETY/SURROUNDING
Instead, I want to focus on some positive ways to promote peace. Here are 12 ideas – some of which originated in my own brain, while others were culled from organisations that promote peace.
- Don’t hide from life. Have positive mind-set that there is still an abundance of good in this world.
- Speak out against prejudice and discrimination when you see it.
- If you are a member of a religious community, ask how you can get more involved in promoting peace through its programs and ministries.
- If you are not a member of a religious community, find a non-for-profit community organisation that works toward peaceful communities and volunteer.
- Choose a career that yields only good things for our families, our communities, and our planet.
- Look people in the eye and smile when you pass them on the street. Better yet, actually say, “Hello.”
- Serve on committees and task forces that work to make your neighbourhoods, schools, and workplaces safer.
- Make a personal commitment to nonviolence.
- Show a child how to achieve calmness through deep breathing.
- Show a child how to be kind to animals.
- Celebrate successes in the quest for peace and nonviolence.
- Please share this list with others.
HOW TO CREATE PEACE
Creating peace is not something one learn just once. It’s something that involve constant practise like the saying “constant practise make perfect” .Here are some ways you can create peace:
1. BE POSITIVE AND SMILE
You should try to smile so much that an engraved smile is always on your face. By smiling your frame of mind becomes more positive and your attitude becomes constructive.
Also always try to be positive in every aspect of your life. This backbone will make every difficulty you face easier and will likewise get rid of a lot of stress.
2. BE THANKFUL AND COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
Peace comes from being humble. So if you are thankful for your life and all the blessings you have you will become more peaceful.
Plus by counting your blessings you will discover how fortunate you are and will you find all the positives in your life. This will make you more happy, content and peaceful.
3. STOP COMPLAINING
Negative thoughts affect your peace in a destructive way and by complaining you are thinking negatively.
For that reason the first thing you can do to help yourself, is stop being grouchy and cranky. you will find that by this simple change of attitude you will feel a whole lot better and will become much more peaceful.
4. DON’T OVER ANALYZE
This is huge. Many people over analyse situations that require little to no thinking. This way they cloud their minds and fill up their calm with a lot of thoughts. When they are thinking about so many things they become stressed out and anxious.
So if you want to create peace for yourself, stop over analysing situations and learn to calm down. This way you will have “empty no thought time” in your mind and will feel a lot more content.
18 QUOTES ON PEACE FROM POPULAR PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
A. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
B. Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
B. I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
A. An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
B. Peace is its own reward.
C. Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
D. Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
A. I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
B. If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
C. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
A. Peace begins with a smile.
B. If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
C. Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
A. Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
B. He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
We make war that we may live in peace.
A. People free to choose will always choose peace.
B. Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
A. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy
B. It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
John F. Kennedy
C. Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
John F. Kennedy
The purpose of all wars, is peace.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an ‘is,’ it is a ‘becoming.’
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
Pope John XXIII
A. To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
B. Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
C. Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
D. Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
E. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
I will like to ask a simple question for my fellow readers and viewers.
What is your own thoughts, views and contributions regarding this articles?
what else we can do to try to prevent violence and cultivate peace in our fragile world.
Are you aware of existence of violence in your area? If so, explain
What are your perceptions of society who experience violence?
What in your view is the best way to promote peace ?
Does your society in any way contribute to peace?
Please let me know all your reactions, views and insights in the comment box below!
Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka
University of Benin
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