World peace is defined as an ideal of freedom, peace, and happiness among and within all nations and/or people. Today, peace has predominantly become political work towards settlement of issues between the nations through military involvement, cessation of arms, weapons and dialogue on less-violent, civilian matters. Peace has also included some humanitarian efforts that stretch its helping hands to the calamity-hit regions in the world. Today we see that people all the over the world crave for peace. The global leaders and politicians are trying to achieve world peace. But many difficulties come in the way. It is said that voice of the people is the voice of God. Peace and prosperity can be attained through the realisation of five basic fundamental freedoms for everyone and everywhere in the world. They are – freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, freedom for the environment, and freedom from fear.
Peace is the mother of progress. Without peace a nation cannot make any progress. So peace is most desirable. World-peace is absolutely necessary. It is said “Peace begins with a smile.” A smile can light up a room, so imagine what a world of smiles can do. If every day, someone does something kind for someone, it will create a ripple effect. Peace is certainly something we must seek. History is a record of wars. Peace is still a dream. People talk of peace but prepare for war. There are a few people who have come to learn that the solutions to the challenges of life are not necessarily found on the outside, but need to come from within. Increasing our love and connection in day-to-day interactions can be the missing piece in the peace equation.
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