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    Creating a More Peaceful World

    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.
    Live simply.
    Help feed the hungry.
    Erase a border in your mind.
    Teach peace to children.
    Read Chief Seattle's Letter to the President.
    Be honest.
    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.
    Be fair.
    Pledge allegiance to the Earth and to its varied life forms.
    Think for yourself.
    Ask questions.
    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.
    Support equality.
    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.
    Be forgiving.
    Laugh more.
    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.
    Sing.
    Write a poem.
    Organize a church service on the theme of peace.
    Learn about another culture.
    Help someone.
    Support the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
    Oppose the arms trade.
    Clear your mind.
    Breathe deeply.
    Sip tea.
    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.
    Be constructive.
    Let someone else go first.
    Plant seeds of peace.
    Work in a garden.
    Change a potential enemy into a friend.
    Be positive.
    Share.
    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.
    Value diversity.
    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.
    Celebrate peace.

    100 Ideas for Creating a More Peaceful World, by David Krieger

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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    Be good.
    How can a train be lost? It's on rails

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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    That's one hell of a shopping list
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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Oppose all weapons of mass destruction.
    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Support a democratic order.
    If only it were so simple...

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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    Wear a condom.
    Just say NO.

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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Seek harmony with nature.
    kind of impossible not to be in harmony, considering we are a part of it.

    "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.


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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    ^ read Chief Seattle's Letter to the President. I just did, very soulful and moving. Thank you PB!

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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    Quote Originally Posted by Well
    kind of impossible not to be in harmony, considering we are a part of it.
    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



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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew
    ...ever read any Neil Evernden?
    nope.

    thanks for the intro.

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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    I say, "Peace, Man."
    Last edited by Piece Train; 12th May 2008 at 14:16.
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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepid
    ^ read Chief Seattle's Letter to the President. I just did, very soulful and moving. Thank you PB!
    I agree..the letter is a creed that seems to be long forgotten by many.

    Chief Seattle - Letter to the President

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    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



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    Thanks for the recommendations. I haven't read either of those. I do believe in this ecophenomenology.

    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.

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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    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.

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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    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.
    '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.

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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew
    Whats needed is a completely new understanding of our relationship to nature that forms the very BASIS of our lives and our culture
    It won't happen. That's why the outlook for my kid, and any he might have isn't great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Oppose all weapons of mass destruction.
    Not sure about that. They do arguably act as a deterrent. In a completely sick way.

    And now that that little Pandora's Box has been opened, don't see how we can close it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Well
    kind of impossible not to be in harmony, considering we are a part of it.
    I read it as 'be in harmony with the rest of nature'.

    Which alas we patently aren't.
    Last edited by Lor Ling; 20th January 2008 at 09:40. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Re: Creating a More Peaceful World

    Stage 1 of having a more peaceful world, annihilation of 95% of the population.
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