Peace has become one of the most important everlasting issues in all centuries, and its a concept that will continue to haunt future generations as long as we keep on doing nothing to make it happen. It is an utopian idea which consists of respecting each others beliefs and ideals. This means having patience towards others who are different from us, no matter what their skin colour is, age, ethnic group, sex, social status or sexual preference.
Currently, one of the most popular social issues is homophobia.
Homophobes, theyre people who will never accept gays and lesbians because of the erroneous idea of being abnormal, against nature, because God didnt make us that way biologically or simply because they feel repulsed by the idea of two persons of the same sex in love with each other. If they really wanted to give world peace a shot, they would have to understand that its a matter of different tastes and points of view. Its something as stupid as preferring red over blue or liking both. Moreover, its something that you cannot decide for yourself, its the way you are and theres nothing you can do about it.
If theres something imperative in order to reach world peace is that we must act out and it must start with us. To accomplish that, we have to feel comfortable with the way we are, the way we look and the way we think. If you dont start by respecting yourself nobody will, consequently, you wont be able to accept others as they are. Therefore there will never be peace amongst us.
Peace has to start at home. It has to be taught to us since were little so we can grow with those ideals, and not with the ones we currently have, those of revenge, challenge, greed and arrogance. As this would never happen by itself, we would have to live in a Hitler-like regime where we would have to think and believe the same things so as to be equal. To be all raised this way would be difficult, robot-like, monotonous, very boring and would bring with it problems such as rebellions which are far away from being a peaceful act.
Equality is a very important concept when talking about peace. There shant be difference between a man and a woman. Its the only thing that would make us stop fighting amongst each other since there would be nothing to fight about. We would have to own the same things and basically have the same knowledge as your mate next door, and do you know what we call this? : Communism. If you think about this, it wouldnt even work because now we know that there are some things that exist which we wont be able to have when we live under this regime. Maybe in a completely new generation. If this were possible, we would have to have the same ideas or else thered be the risk of creating new political movements, which would again disagree with this way of thinking. Its a never-ending circle.
This is something that also happens with religion. There have been numerous attempts of reaching world peace but obviously they have failed because of the different ways of seeing things. Religions will never come to an agreement with each other. Religions have actually caused more conflicts, separation and wars rather than peace. Which I must say is quite ironic.
By now you should have noticed that world peace is an issue that can never come to an end because peoples opinions vary a lot and its a shame that we will never be able to walk down the street without being judged. But then again, is world peace what we really want?