World Peace I. Wouldn't that sound great ? Or...well, today we might have to call it World Peace 1.0. We're talking about World War I, and even more about World War II.
Why do we keep on talking about that cruel past even though we KNOW that World Peace I seems not possible, but at the same time, as individuals, we long for it ? Do we need to recall all that shit of the past in full knowledge that it will never change ? WHY do we recall it all the time ? To feel better because we haven't had the bad luck to be in war.....ourselves ? Do we really care ?
Do we ?
I'm not so sure anymore. Why ? Because I see that we keep on clittering about which system is the best to live together in "peace", and that discussion only keeps us from coming together. Fucking Socialist ! Fucking Neocon ! Fucking Nazi ! Fucking progressive do-gooder LGBTQOP wanker ! Fucking black no-brainers ! Fucking white investment banker suckers ! Fucking stinking lazy latinos ! Fucking feminists who only need a good fuck to get back in line ! Fucking Trump ego creep ! Fucking Goldman-Sachs Macron softie ! Fucking Putin macho who wants to kill us all !
And so it goes on. Everybody else is an asshole, but not US. See ? THAT'S the problem. Our own prejudices. We are convinced that WE are right. Because WE know. Others don't.
And on a such base World Peace I can never happen. We have to realize that we might be right, but we also need the personality and inner strenght to say I WAS WRONG when it is needed. Because there is NO ONE who is always 100% right.
Even more so because "being right" is a matter of perception, and is a result of the culture one is born into and has grown with. Tolerance and wisdom grows with life experience and understanding. And with a minimal portion of empathy, and as my dear friend Tony said, "read-listen".
That's why I think in today's politics and business there is a frightening lack of these. We have become an egomaniac world. ME FIRST ! AMERICA FIRST ! Who's the next wannabe FIRST ?
And that's why I don't see World Peace 1.0 coming soon.
Even Trump, Putin, Macron or any other enemy figure you might have today, they all have to shit too. Maybe they use perfumed toilet paper. But deep down they're no different than we are. They are all a PRODUCT of a society that doesn't know TOGETHERNESS.
We have to find a way to show them - and DO BETTER.
....which might be an impossible task. But if WE don't try - in digital times - who does ?