The word PEACE in need of re-definition!
As we approach world Peace Day September 21st as declared by the United Nations, some reflection on the word ‘Peace,’ in today’s context is imperative and compelling. This in view of the shock waves that shattered and disoriented many in recent times; complacent and confident, trusting in the present world order!
Beginning with the Columbine school massacre in 1999, despite the empasis given to ‘safety,’ and ‘security,’ and the measures taken to prevent such incidents, particularly in schools, there isn’t a day that has gone by without ‘Breaking News,’ hitting headlines on TV and Newspapers and other media of killings and shootings all over the country, besides those the world over.
Mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado; (Congresswoman) Gabrielle Giffords shot in Arizona; Shooting on first day of school, Baltimore County High School Md. These are some of the more recent events that hit headlines.
No sensible human being would condone such senseless killings, but would cite them as falling into the moral category of ‘evil, or ‘harmful,’ acts. Such evil acts perpetrated by man against man have persisted throughout history at all times. As we approach world Peace Day let us pause for for a moment to reflect on the word PEACE as it is commonly understood in many circles today; namely Peace as an atmosphere, of the absence of war or conflict.
In today’s world however we need to re-define the word ‘Peace,’ to include a world order counteracting evil and evil acts; the ‘evil impulse,’ that leads to doing and inflicting evil and harmful deeds and engaging in such activities, the ‘evil impulse,’ inherent in all human beings, if we are to envisage a new order of World Peace. The classic expression of it of such evil found in terriorism and such activities rampant around the world, one that shattered the world and certainly America, in the attack on the twin towers in New York in 2001.
Nobody is born ‘evil,’ or a psycopath or even a sociopathe. it is the product of the failiure of an intention or lack of attempt to restrain oneself from inflicting what one knows to be harmful. There is no Therapy for evil, but certainly the education of the child – the future man, to counteract the evil impulse within is sure worth its trouble… Read MoreThe word PEACE in need of re-definitionExplore posts in the same categories: Peace Education of young Children comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.