We all have seen or heard it- a beauty pageant contestant is asked what her one true wish is. A perfectly rehearsed smile spreads across her face as she answers: World Peace.
World peace, though a serene and wonderful concept, is virtually impossible. World peace requires the action of perfection, which is not something the human race possesses.
There will constantly be political disagreements, violence, corruption, and war. Though these events are tragic, they help and push us forward. They inspire change, education, and anomalous victory. The Civil War helped to abolish slavery and also created crucial military equipment that we use to this day. Granted, no war or act of violence has a joyous effect, but each tragic event has a silver lining. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Without the tragic death of 18yr old Samantha Koenig, police would have not been able to catch notorious serial killer, Israel Keyes. Now Key’s will not be able to harm anyone again and there will be justice for his previous victims.
Though world peace may not be attainable, we can strive for a more peaceful world. We can make this world a little less chaotic if we are willing to discard our stubborn ways and listen to the ways of others. Communication is key and right now we are lacking open and peaceful communication. This world is truly beautiful and so are its people. We may not have the ability to generate a completely peaceful world, but we have the ability to communicate love and change.