Posted on a website that is attractive, peace is neither the absence of war, nor the opposite of war. To define peace as the absence of war is to reduce it to a passive conception, incomplete and remote. The field of peace is much vaster, because the field of violence is much vaster than that of war. Nor is peace the absence of violence it is in fact the opposite of violence.
Peace is a strong and enduring relationship of living well together, based on respect, serenity, cordiality and good intelligence between humans. It is built as much on heartfelt emotion as on reasoning. It is by virtue of human warmth that we can transcend violence.
Peace implies activity, not passivity. t is a commitment that is put into practice everyday in all of our interactions. To be a passive bystander in the face of violent interactions kills peace. To remain passive sends out the wrong signal. It authorizes violent people to increase the level of violence. It is only by having the majority create a counterbalance, where peace is at the forefront in human interactions, that we can provoke a calling into question of “violent people” and awaken them to the good that is inside of each of them. By remaining passive, we disassociate ourselves from this counterbalancing effort and we side with the violence of others - even if we are the gentlest of beings.
It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.
Dalai Lama XIV (Buddhism)
From the quotes above, we can conclude that the most important things in life are how to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, but we also have to have a good heart.Peace is a perpetual weaving of warm-hearted relationships between those living side-by-side, based on human values and individual creativity in order to overcome difficulties, clashes and one’s own frustrations. Peace defines the manifestation of human compassion that comes from inner peace.