There is no absolute peace, but we can build peace against war
Question from the Internet:
“Why can’t the world live in absolute peace?”
First of all, absolute peace — when everything is tranquil, everything is in total balance without any tension, inner struggle — does not exist. More correctly that state is called death.
For example in our biological body, when on the level of our consciousness we feel ourselves at peace, calm, relaxed, trillions of different, seemingly incompatible processes happen on the cellular, molecular level, constant destruction, and rebuilding is unfolding, while there is ruthless war in different places as unique, precise laws, principles constantly try to keep the balance and homeostasis life depends on.
Each human being is like a separate, completely self-serving, self-justifying, and egotistic cancer cell that cares only about its own survival — mostly at the expense of everything and everybody else.
This is why human history is a helplessly recurring chain of vicious cycles as civilizations are built and destroyed, where we stumble from crisis to crisis, make peace agreements, cease-fires only to break them later, and start warring again.
Individually we are all born for war, not for peace, just look at the images, scenarios, movies, and computer games to see how we glorify exclusive, ruthless competition, we love to win by defeating, humiliating others, just listen and read the headlines, exclamations in the sporting word how people describe victories and defeat.
We will build sustainable, true peace — but not absolute peace — when we, first of all, understand our own nature and then through the right purposeful and practical method we learn how to build sustainable, mutually responsible and mutually complementing connections above and against the constantly vibrating and intensifying differences, distrust, animosity, and inclination to overcome, convince, defeat each other.
Then there will be peace, moreover as a result, in the balance between war and peace, hate and love we will start to feel a qualitatively much higher, truly Human, collective life experience.