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Is World peace possible?



By Raghav Gupta

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”

–         Albert Einstein

We hope for peace on our mother Earth. But is it possible to attain a state of complete peace? I believe that peace is a state of mutual harmony between people or groups. It can be achieved if the world got together as one country. It means a state of calmness between people where fights or disagreements do not exist.

Today, the pen is mightier than sword and many world treaties and negotiations have ended wars. This is because people are willing to sit together and discuss issues. However, I still think that attaining ‘perfect peace’ globally is not possible.

Peace in the world starts with each one of us. It is like a blossoming flower whose quintessence can be felt by every soul. Buddha once said, “Peace comes from within. Do not seek without it”. If nations become more peaceful, the world can be a better place. And this snowball effect will begin once we search for inner peace.

We need to start planting the seeds of kindness, one thought at a time, one decision at a time, one act at a time and one day at a time. The United Nations as an organisation has been born to save the world from the scourge of war. It plays an important role in shaping the events of the world and promotes harmony, protects human rights of individuals.

In my opinion, the delicate condition of world ties exist because of blood-shed and terrorism. If some nations put an end to their power for hunger, we can co-exist happily. Great leaders such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi are glittering examples who sacrificed their lives for maintaining peace in their respective countries. They showed us that if we understand peace, humanity will progress. Without it, a nation cannot grow.