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Peace starts at home


When I speak about peace ☮, I often speak about peace all around the world. A world without war -- a topic I have studied all my adult life -- is a world that is truly heaven on earth. The economic savings would be immense, the social benefit immeasurable.

However, I'm more of a person who focuses on my own world, albeit my world is bigger than most. The ones beyond me belong to other people. So although I promote worldwide peace, I try to promote it through what little I can do each and every day with those I come in contact with locally, via travel internationally, and even through a screen with remote places thanks to technology. Genius of Peace is a written version of my daily efforts.

People say world peace is impossible. They say it's naive. But is it really? Success is likely in a household that prioritizes peace, because the effort is manageable and sustainable. A dream of mine is that everyone in the world tries to promote peace in his or her own household. Hug your children as often as possible. Show kindness always to your spouse. Seek to understand, observe, and listen more. Refrain from anger and the unreasonable need to always be "right." Let people learn. Let your heart grow and your feet go. Is that possible? I believe so. Social norms are tricky and hard to change. But change they do. History proves that it is possible. ☮

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