We do not want world peace.

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We all feel as though life is unfair. “Why did we get the bad rap?” We focus on what others get and what we do not get. Our focus is our perception and reality is 100% perception. Everyone claims that they want world peace. This is a lie. We do not want world peace. We want to live comfortably for the rest of our lives. Notice that I did not say rich, or wealthy. Here is why. If I gave you a five gallon bucket crammed full of $100 bills, what would you do with it. Instantly most of us started to think of things to buy. You would exchange what I gave you for something that you wanted or needed. Therefore, we do not want money. Money only allows us to get what we want. The end product is what we want.

What would it feel like to live in world peace? More importantly, what would it take? We would need to be humble. No one could be better than any one else. We all would have to be considered equal. Our standards of living would have to change. We as a society would have to except differences. Media would have to set the example. What if media was a person? Would you associate with a person who focused on the negative in life? Would you agree with a person that described everyone by their skin color? Media is not a good example for us to follow. However, most of us hang on every word that we hear. We watch the news and get mad when a white man beats up a black man. We get angry when our schools force religion on our children. We watch drama then complain about drama being in our lives. Our focus is our perception. How much media are we absorbing in per day. How many Facebook memes call out “those people”? How many of us would scold our kids for talking like Twitter?

Less than 10% of any community volunteers to help; less than ten. Why is that? Why can we not set time aside for our community? The easiest volunteering that I do is marathons. I show up, set up tent, and hand out water. However, we are too busy. Our schedule is full; not too full to watch TV. If we think that is rest, then I have news. The brain is fully active when we watch TV. We are searching the plot and seeking out the twists. We are listening to what is being said, and digesting its message. When we watch TV, our brain is fully engaged. We are absorbing what we watch; news, drama, negativity, hate, and animosity. After absorbing this in, how much of it is being reflected back to those around us? If we truly want world peace, then we need to revise what we do and how we treat each other. This is why I stated that we do not want world peace. We want to live comfortably. What we want is our bills to be paid and the freedom to do what we want. We do not want to work. We work to pay our bills. We work to pay for our toys. In the end it comes down to how much do I want and how much do I need. We do not need that much. However, our want is a bottomless pit. How much money do we throw down that bottomless pit hoping to fill it? This is why life is unfair. This is why we see people getting while we do not. “Want” is a monster. “Want” can make any of us jealous. We want a lot. Are we going to be subservient to our want? Our actions will answer that question.

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4 thoughts on “We do not want world peace.

    Ngobesing Romanus said:
    October 16, 2015 at 5:51 am

    i like the points you raise in this post.. I totally agree with many of them. The media focus too much on the negative at the expense of the positive. If we want a better world or an excellent world, we have to pay attention to many of the things you raise in your post. if you ever have time to visit my site, search for ‘My vision for an excellent world’. There are many views you and I share. Many blessings to you.

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    roweeee said:
    October 16, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Steven, you raise some very interesting points and for most people, you are spot on. They want to be comfortable, happy and quite often shun anything which is perceived as negative. You can make just about anything happen. I have some severe health issues and haven’t been able to work for 18 months. Normally, this would have been very difficult for me to accept but I guess when you think you’re going to die and you’re still breathing, you see things differently. There are so many things we can enjoy, which are free. I live right near the beach and try to get out and walk my dogs along the beach as much as I can. I don’t watch a lot of TV but do spend a lot of time on my blog. I would like to see world peace, or at least a reduction in conflict and I think would be prepared to pay the price. Then again, I’m one of the 10% who volunteer! xx Rowena

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    Laura said:
    October 16, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Excellent post. I’ve always believed that there is no such thing as world peace. I agree with you that it it also because we don’t actually want it!

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    bellapris said:
    November 11, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Without justice there will be no peace, said the bible. Something to ponder about, perhaps?

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