Human race must survive and for that peace is a requisite. A question then arises. Who then is against peace and why? The question of peace has eluded us always and will continue to elude us in future as well.
I respect every body's beliefs and convictions and demand mutual respect for my own. It doesn't matter if one is alone in the world to protect one's faith. But it is my responsibility and the responsibility of everybody else to look into our beliefs. We must understand how far they are reasonable and acceptable. I am not talking of religious beliefs alone, I am talking of political, economic and cultural ones as well. If we do not do so, terrorism is sure to breed and we can not blame anybody but ourselves. With the passage of time innovative inventions, discoverers and ideas are certain to change the whole society. Moralistic rigidity will break into pieces by the flood of changes.
The so called global peace makers wipe out the nations and engulf some others, slaughter millions and render the millions homeless only in the name of peace and democracy! Where lies the raison-d'étré for genocide for the sake of peace? More often than not it has been observed that the reasons are again politically and economically corrupt. Again the powerful have the ways and means to make the world believe to look correct in their actions for the time being, at least. Nevertheless, everyone knows the weak is both the weapon and the victim of the mighty.
Peace works against the struggle for existence which is so crucial on one hand for keeping the life going. But on the other hand it's a necessary evil. It seems that peace is never an achievable phenomenon, found only in Utopia. What is it then that prompts a common man to write or talk peace?
A human beings is the so called crown of creation and, of course, the most intelligent being on earth. It is the human being who boasts of virtues. It is the same human being who spends much of wealth to gain power only to wield on others. The sociologists and other cultural experts may philosophise culture in embroidered language, but there is no doubt in today's world that it has become a source of nuisance. We must understand the meaning of culture and religion in the real sense. Just by philosophizing the concepts we are only complicating them. The same holds good with peace. Peace is to be practiced on the ground, not just talked about or written about.
(The author is a student from Tral)