Finding peaceful solutions
Question from the Internet:
“Why is it so difficult to find peaceful solutions for the world’s problems?”
It is difficult to solve problems in a peaceful manner, as by default we do not know what peace is.
We are all born with an inherently egotistic, subjective, fiercely, proudly individualistic nature, we actually thrive to succeed, survive at the expense of each other.
When we look at our life from upbringing, education to the values, aspirations of society, everything is about ruthless competition, about defeating, humiliating, overcoming others from the earliest childhood, all our games, sports are based on the same principles.
“Peace” in our vocabulary is a state when we defeat others or they defeat us, “peace” means fragile, temporary truce until the fight can start again on new conditions.
True peace starts with understanding our inherent nature and then continues with defeating ourselves, overcoming our own egotistic, destructive, and exploitative tendencies, and then building mutual connections, cooperation with others above and against our inherent nature that cannot be suppressed or erased.
Peace is always above war, love always covers hate below it. Only when we understand this duality, when we learn how to build and sustain this inner balance between two extreme opposites, and we at least a critical minority does this mutually together with the help of a purposeful and practical method, then we will be able to solve our mounting global problems peacefully, in an effective and sustainable manner.