too much of violence and death all around the world

@intivadu (107)
India
January 17, 2007 4:14am CST
this year has started on a pretty bad note. starting with the hanging of Saddam Hussein (what a way to end the year), there seems to be only new and more news of violence from across the world. is this a sing of things to come ? the level of education has sky rocketed up in the last 2 decades but so has violence too. is there a realistic possibility of peace in this world even after centuries ? 2000 years hasn't brough peace. so, why talk of peace ?
1 response
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Because talking things out is good, my dear Intivadu. As per world peace, however, I think that will remain an illusion, as long as each of us continue to disrespect others and their opinions!
@intivadu (107)
• India
20 Jan 07
On a practical scale, it's next to impossible to respect others all the time. it is bound to break down. that needs to be taken in the stride. likewise for opinions too. there are about 5000 chat softwares, most of the developing and developed nations are connected to the web. almost 60% of these populace have access to a tv. so is with mobile. there is a lot of "talking out" that's happening. everybody is talking. everybody is communicating. there are thousands of TV channels. more communication. what's the net result ? same, we are no more closer to world peace than when were riding in horses. still every leader worth his / her salt talks of world peace. But NOBODY, i dare repeat myself, NOBODY listens ... listening to the needy - really needy people. what a waste of a dream this world peace is... ? anyway, thanks for your reply netsbridge. i really appreciate it.
• United States
20 Jan 07
You, however, referred to the other half of a complete communication - listening! Maybe if we were not only talking, but also listening to what others are saying (rather than what we think they should be saying), then we may be finally on to something in our pursuit of a semblance of world peace.
@intivadu (107)
• India
22 Jan 07
Truly said !! Indeed listening is a must. No shying away from it. I listen to you, you listen to me - we have struck a dialogue. Good for us. But to whom do the government heads listen ? The so called "advisors" to whom do they listen? Aren't they choosy of even "what" they want to listen and from "whom" they want to listen. There should be peace within oneself to even listen properly. If the ones who talk of peace themselves don't have peace...! War / threat / weapon is seen as the most powerful tool to bring in world peace. Isn't this irony ?