We can’t build peace until we change and further develop our inherent nature.
Question from the Internet:
“As the peace negotiator you are faced with a dilemma. Would you tolerate corruption now to work on long-term peace or would you sacrifice peace to eliminate corruption in the long run?”
“Corruption” — our inherently “corrupted”, selfish, individualistic and exploitative nature — is the reason we can’t build true and sustainable peace with each other. Not to mention that it is the same inherent human nature that is the root cause of all other “corruptions”, conflicts and crisis situations we are facing.
It is our inherent nature that drives us towards excessive selfish accumulation of profit and resources, it is this inherent nature that makes us thrive on ruthless competition and to succeed at the expense of others and Nature. And we all have the same nature, only our conditions and abilities to use this nature and our inner hunger to sacrifice ourselves and others to get what we want differs.
Thus we have no chance of achieving true and lasting peace before we recognize and solve the only “corruption” we need to address: changing and further developing our inherent nature, so we would be able to trust and accept others so we could build sustainable, positive and constructive, mutually responsible and mutually complementing cooperation with each other.
Then there will peace and prosperity for all.