Why Should We Attempt To Create Peace Through Education And Peaceful Solutions?
Peace is a very important concept of civil society and human interaction in the absence of war and hatred. In a sociological sense, peace is used to refer to a lack of internal conflict and fear of destruction in terms of physical violence between groups or individuals. There has been much debate on how humans should relate to one another after wars have broken out. Should humanity wait for the next horrible war to end before trying to build a better world for everyone? How can we continue to thrive as a species if there is no peace to be found anywhere?
Some people theorize that man will continue to destroy each other in the name of peace. Proponents of the nation-state believe that the promotion of peace through mass murder and other acts of terror are necessary to stop political instability. The victims of such violence surely do not wish any more lives to be cut short by the use of guns, bombs, or other weapons of mass destruction. In some ways, the victims of such mass killing would prefer the killer to go back to their normal lives and not have to worry about being a part of political instability.
However, many scholars argue that people have the right to kill other humans for whatever reason they deem fit, provided it does not harm them in any way. Unfortunately, this line of thinking is widely accepted as long as it serves as an excuse to justify war, killing, and torture. Perhaps the time has come for humanity to once again start to foster peace and diplomacy. Only through such efforts can we hope to build a better world for the future generations to follow.