Here are 100 ideas for creating a more peaceful world. What have you done today that promotes peace where you live?
Be generous with your smiles.
Be kind. Respect the Earth.
Walk in a forest.
Plant a tree.
Contemplate a mountain. Protect the Earth.
Help feed the hungry.
Erase a border in your mind.
Teach peace to children.
Read Chief Seattle's Letter to the President.
Demand honesty from your government.
Think about consequences. Commit yourself to nonviolence.
Support nonviolent solutions to global problems.
Speak up for a healthy planet.
Demand reductions in military expenditures.
Pledge allegiance to the Earth and to its varied life forms.
Think for yourself.
Recognize your unique potential.
Join an organization working for peace.
Be less materialistic. Be more loving.
Empower others to work for peace.
Oppose all weapons of mass destruction.
Speak out for a nuclear weapons-free world.
Support a Department of Peace.
Listen to your heart.
Help the poor.
Fight against militarism.
Study the lives of peace heroes.
Help create a community peace park or garden.
Commemorate the International Day of Peace.
Help strengthen the United Nations.
Support the International Criminal Court.
Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Advance the rights of future generations.
Be a voice for the voiceless.
Join an action alert network.
Play with a child.
Support education and the arts over weapons.
Help educate the next generation to be compassionate.
Take personal responsibility for creating a better world.
Write a poem.
Organize a church service on the theme of peace.
Learn about another culture.
Support the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Oppose the arms trade.
Clear your mind.
Express your views on peace to government officials.
Fight for the environment.
Celebrate Earth Day.
Think like an astronaut, recognizing that we have only one Earth.
Let someone else go first.
Plant seeds of peace.
Work in a garden.
Change a potential enemy into a friend.
Be a good neighbor.
Send a note of appreciation.
Tell your friends how much they matter.
Say "I love you" more.
Don't tolerate prejudice.
Demand more from your elected officials.
Walk by the ocean, a river, or a lake.
Recognize that all humans have the right to peace.
Respect the dignity of each person.
Be a leader in the struggle for human decency.
Be a friend.
Send sunflowers to world leaders, and call for a world free of nuclear weapons.
Oppose technologies that harm the environment.
Lose an argument to a loved one.
Walk softly on the Earth.
Appreciate the power of the sun.
Speak out for global disarmament.
Support a democratic order.
Teach non-violence by example.
Remember that "No man is an Island."
Spend time in nature.
Boycott war toys.
Be thankful for the miracle of life.
Seek harmony with nature.
Remind your leaders that peace matters.
Oppose violence in television programming for children.
Listen to Beethoven's Ode to Joy.
100 Ideas for Creating a More Peaceful World, by David Krieger
How can a train be lost? It's on rails
That's one hell of a shopping list
When being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it appear like a parade.
Originally Posted by phuketboundIf only it were so simple...Originally Posted by phuketbound
Wear a condom.
Just say NO.
kind of impossible not to be in harmony, considering we are a part of it.Originally Posted by phuketbound
"so please show no pity as we come up from the ground, and please remember as you kill us and cut us down that time will not wash clean the bloody face of history, and someone will breathe here again and they will hate you for what you leave." m.g.
^ read Chief Seattle's Letter to the President. I just did, very soulful and moving. Thank you PB!
well, ever read any Neil Evernden? Did one at uni, rocked me sideways. called "the natural alien" about if/how/why we are/see ourselves as having stepped out of nature.Originally Posted by Well
haven't read this one
Considered one of the founders of "ecophenomenology" (on wiki)
nope.Originally Posted by Matthew
thanks for the intro.
I say, "Peace, Man."
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I agree..the letter is a creed that seems to be long forgotten by many.Originally Posted by Intrepid
Chief Seattle - Letter to the President
MatthewThanks for the recommendations. I haven't read either of those. I do believe in this ecophenomenology.well, ever read any Neil Evernden? Did one at uni, rocked me sideways. called "the natural alien" about if/how/why we are/see ourselves as having stepped out of nature.
haven't read this one
Considered one of the founders of "ecophenomenology" (on
I do believe that it is possible to be one with nature, so to speak. The problem today is, that as a society, we've ravaged the environment to a point where, going back to when nature was once revered, and held sacred, is almost irreversible.
Intensely dislike George W Bush and everything that he and his cronies stand for, but in a positive smiley kind of way.
See, I didn't use the 'hate' word. Oops.
'The Natural Alien' goes into this...the focus of much of the book is the 'environmental movement' and it's essential impotence as long as people (people who couldn't give a fuck, polluters, AND 'environmentalists') are working on ultimately false pretenses about our 'place in the world'. Even the fight against the 'split' often gives the split validation, sort of. Does that make sense? (been a while) Pissed off environmentalists aren't necessarily modeling the 'solution'. In fact, 'environmentalism' as it stands right now is mostly a foil for the society to pretend as if it gives a fuck. Whats needed is a completely new understanding of our relationship to nature that forms the very BASIS of our lives and our culture. Anything less won't constitute an actual change in direction.Originally Posted by phuketbound
I didn't ask the Somchais near me who were having a really noisy party last night to shut the fuck up.
More through cowardice than a desire for peace though, if I'm honest.
It won't happen. That's why the outlook for my kid, and any he might have isn't great.Originally Posted by Matthew
Not sure about that. They do arguably act as a deterrent. In a completely sick way.Originally Posted by phuketbound
And now that that little Pandora's Box has been opened, don't see how we can close it.
I read it as 'be in harmony with the rest of nature'.Originally Posted by Well
Which alas we patently aren't.
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When the great lord passes the wise peasant bows deeply and silently farts
Stage 1 of having a more peaceful world, annihilation of 95% of the population.
Ridicule is the burden of genius.