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“How to Make Progress Towards World Peace by Embracing Our Differences and Working Together.”

We, the human race, have never had such an ability to create world peace as we do today. Although it is possible with all the latest communication that we have, it is not probable. Countries just don’t want to get along anymore today than they did in decades past.

Every society believes that the people of the world should live as they do. If we could just figure out that different countries are just like different people (none are the same and all have value), then we would be well on our way to world peace. Instead, we find fault in all nations that don’t share the same values we follow on our little piece of this planet. Who is right and who is wrong is written out in the gray area of life. Why must everyone else be who we are? Why must others follow our positions to be considered worthy of our blessings? We are all members of the human race, but we treat each other as aliens from outer space. Who is right or who is wrong in their beliefs and behaviors within their borders? As long as that nation takes care of its people and treats them as humans and not as property, there should be no conflict. If, on the other hand, a nation treats its people as less than human, they should be dealt with swiftly and without pause. (No amount of diplomacy can change the mindset of a monster!) This may sound harsh; however, I stand by what I have written. A monster (or monsters) that wish to wipe out a religion, a people, or a society as a whole because of their differences should be shown no mercy!

Call to Action for Peace

If we want to make progress towards world peace, we need to start by promoting peace in our own communities and families. We can practice empathy by listening to others’ perspectives, even if they differ from our own. We can support organizations that promote conflict resolution, education, and human rights. We can vote for leaders who prioritize diplomacy and international cooperation. We can broaden our horizons by traveling, learning new languages, and experiencing different cultures. By taking these small steps, we can contribute to a more peaceful world for ourselves and future generations.

Successful peace efforts

Full rainbow over the mountains
A peaceful world

Although world peace may seem like an unrealistic goal, there have been some notable examples of successful peace efforts in recent history. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent reunification of Germany showed that a peaceful revolution could overcome entrenched divisions. The signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993–1995 between Israel and Palestine demonstrated that even deeply ingrained conflicts could be addressed through diplomacy. The establishment of the European Union in 1993 brought once-warring nations together in a spirit of shared prosperity. These examples remind us that peace is possible when we commit to it and work to overcome our differences.


It’s clear that to achieve world peace, we need to shift our mindset from imposing our values on others to embracing our differences and treating everyone with respect. As I have pointed out, there will always be gray areas between our beliefs and behaviors, but if we focus on taking care of our people and treating them with dignity, we can resolve conflicts without resorting to violence. We have the technology to communicate with each other and understand other cultures, but we need the willingness to seek common ground and work together for the greater good. We must understand that there are many differences in religion, clothing, food, dialog, and other such things. The differences between societies are valuable assets if we correctly look at them.

I have one question that I will leave you with. How can we create world peace if we can’t stop the strife within our borders? This post was written with my heart and soul. I believe if we take this seriously and strive to be better neighbors, it could flow worldwide. Remember, we are all in this together.

Bring back God, save our Nation

The world has gone crazy and I’m losing my patience. Why is it with every one step forward, we seem to take two steps back? As a society, we are failing miserably. For every one thing that is changed to fix something that someone has a problem with, we create more problems that must be solved.

I thought that maybe I was just looking too hard into things that I don’t understand. These feelings are becoming stronger as I get older and look at the world with more mature eyes. No single group of people seems to be happy anymore. People all want something for nothing and are offended by everything and everyone. What happened to the world I grew up in? Are all the good times really over? Is their any hope left for mankind?

These are tough questions to ask one’s self and the reality of the conclusions are very bleak to say the least. Why has society changed to the point of total obliteration? Where exactly did we go wrong? Are we going to keep going downhill or are we going to wake up and fix this mess? I’m not sure how many of you see things the way I do and are also worried about the path we are heading down. I hope that I can find a majority somewhere that will stand with me and voice the problems we are causing ourselves.

United States flag

As I write this, I’m asking myself what all this is about, so let me throw out some examples. I live in the United States which is known worldwide as a free country. Lately we have become everything but free. We put ourselves up to show the rest of the world what freedom is all about. I believe we are now failing in our attempts to do just that. We will come to the aid of others in different parts of the world to help those in need. However, we no longer finish what we start. We do have the ability to solve many problems the world has as long as we have our friends in other nations to help us. The problem with doing this is we are too busy fighting amongst ourselves to be able to help others.

We as a nation see others as being wrong thinking but, we are now following what we fought against for years. Our nation was built to allow all peoples into our country no matter what race, religion or creed, as long as it is done legally. I see now that this is falling apart and needs to be fixed immediately if we are to survive and continue to aid others. We have no right to tell others how to live unless we can achieve this ourselves. When I was growing up, we were living the way we were teaching others. What changed in my beloved country?

Clouds in the sky (represent Heaven)

There is only one thing that is bringing this country down and when I tell you, you will either agree or quit reading immediately. Our country, even though we allow all types of people, was built with God in mind. If you look at our currency, it says “In God we trust”. This seems to have lost it’s meaning through the years and the people now have hardened their hearts. When we started turning our backs against the one who helped us become a nation, we began to  lose what we stand for.

The name God is different depending on what religion you follow. I myself am a Christian. I am not here to tell you whether you are right or wrong in your beliefs. We as Americans respect all people and religions. We do not stand in your way to believe what God you follow or don’t follow. However, for this to work, we must get back to the point where all Americans stand together once again. I want to help others help themselves in bringing back the foundation this great country was built upon.

Cross on a hill at sundown

I know I may lose followers due to this post but that’s alright. If this single post reaches just one person and helps them, it was all worth its weight in Gold! We say “God Bless America”, let’s stand up and invite the Almighty back to this country so we can go back to helping others worldwide.

This is all for now. I hope you will join me for future post. If I have offended you, this is not my intention. I will be here for you as long as you will allow me. God bless you and your families. Remember, we are all in this together.