May 19 – World Peace

When asked what she wants for her birthday, she responds, “All I want is world peace.”

Today’s senryu: World Peace

seek for perfection,

anything else will be less

end the suffering


Lest you think I’m jaded, below are highlights from the Wikipedia page on World Peace:

World peace is the concept of an ideal state of peace within and among all people and nations on Planet Earth. Different cultures, religions, philosophies, and organizations have varying concepts on how such a state would come about.

Various religious and secular organizations have the stated aim of achieving world peace through addressing human rights, technology, education, engineering, medicine, or diplomacy used as an end to all forms of fighting. Since 1945, the United Nations and the five permanent members of its Security Council (ChinaFranceRussia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) have operated under the aim to resolve conflicts without war. Nonetheless, nations have entered numerous military conflicts since then.

Many theories as to how world peace could be achieved have been proposed. Several of these are listed below.

  1. Capitalism Peace Theory
  2. Cobdenism
  3. Democratic Peace Theory
  4. Economic Norms Theory
  5. Marxism: World Peace Through World Revolution
  6. Mutual Assured Destruction
  7. Peace Through Strength
  8. Territorial Peace Theory
  9. United Nations Charter and International Law

Many religions and religious leaders have expressed a desire for an end to violence.

  1. Bahai
  2. Buddhism
  3. Christianity
  4. Hinduism
  5. Islam
  6. Jainism
  7. Judaism
  8. Sikhism”


“As stupid and vicious as men are, this is a lovely day.” Kurt Vonnegut (2009). “Cat’s Cradle: A Novel”, p.256, Dial Press

2 thoughts on “May 19 – World Peace

  1. pennsivity

    World Peace,…it seems no matter how much we wish for this statement to come to life, it drifts away from our searching fingers, …laughing at our efforts to catch it and tie it down… because some Humans want the opposite, they live for the tragedy and turmoil of war and suffering… So many countless hearts and minds wish for Peace, …As the past shows us War, it’s effects, World Wars were fought for freedom, with massive casualties and unacceptable suffering, … yet we seem unable to live together, accept cultural differences and just ‘be’ … Is there an answer? Or Is it simply a matter of human nature?

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