It is my pleasure to share with you today some thought of my own for the importance of PEACE.
Peace, a term that is heard everywhere, is used, misused and often underestimated. I remember that when I was a little girl, peace meant whiteness, love, care, so it was personified with that famous white dove. In fact, when talking about peace in school textbooks, it was paralleled with the figure of Mother Teresa as a shining example of a human mission. And just like Mother Teresa, there have been many peace missionaries in the world who threw as much white ink as possible into the colors of life. Humanity has faced a lot of difficulties; it has caused the world to wear a black and bloody curtain for a long time. This peace comes from everyone’s inside, because if you don’t find it inside yourself, you can never look for it outside.
We know that peace begins in the home, but it doesn’t end at home. Engaging with the community through volunteering is good for the family and society.
Herodotus has said that: No man is so foolish as to desire war more than peace: for in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.
But the beautiful and most important thing is that this word, so used everywhere, seems like you will wash away your sins if you use it, but it is not enough to talk about peace. You have to believe in it. And also it is not enough to believe in it. It has to be worked on. Peace and trust take years to build, years to value, years to practice, and finally seconds to destroy. And this is why today I want to challenge you to challenge us.
For each of these principles, help us – and help each other – better understand what peace means in practice, and how we can pursue it more effectively, making a real difference on the world. But peace is essential to control the evils which damage our society. It is obvious that we will keep facing crises on many levels but we can manage them better with the help of peace. Moreover, peace is vital for humankind to survive and strive for a better future.
Peace, peace, peace, but what is it good for?
Peace increases our concentration of mind. Peace provides strength to society. Peace brings brotherhood, happiness, and integrity to society. Peace develops job opportunities in society. No society can exist without peace.
Young people have the potential to create a more peaceful future, and their involvement in initiatives related to conflict resolution, community development, education and awareness-raising, mutual understanding, and creative problem-solving can help reduce violence and foster peace. Young people are frequently ‘others’ in discussions about conflict. This is a dangerous practice as youths can play a very positive role aiding peacebuilding in societies recovering from conflict. Our goal must be to Teach the youth to speak the truth, show them what peace can do.
Youth can be the leaders of tomorrow — if we procrastinate. Ain’t no power like the power of youth cos the power of youth don’t stop! If you must dream of the world you want to live in, dream out loud! Youth are the solution — not the problem!
I would like to finalize and invite to always remembered that only “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace,” is a quote attributed to the well-known artist Jimi Hendrix.