What do you think about this statement?

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Just by living, people hurt others without even realizing it. So long as humanity exists, hate will also exist. There is no peace in this cursed world. War is just a crime paid for by the pain of the defeated...

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Hatred is a human's emotion, it exists within a person. It exists not exactly because "humans will always hurt others." but more "because we humans can hate.

There are no evidence of this that I can think of or know, but I doubt that hatred is a unique human's feature. Therefore, I also think that hatred had already existed on this planet before humans become officially a separate species and it may prolong our survival on Earth.

I also disagree that there will be no peace in this world, that just sounds very pessimistic doesn't it? What we shouldn't expect in my opinion is complete peace, something like that is unlikely. But if talk about peace itself, then most of the worlds are experiencing peace. Peace at a more personal level is also there.

I also disagree somewhat with the statement that:

"War is just a crime paid for by the pain of the defeated..."

As far as I am aware, war is much more complicated than this statement. It is certainly still true on a more surface way of looking at politics and war sufferings. But we've seen again and again that wars and its lost is paid by both sides of the isle. It is paid by the civilians in the cross fire, the soldiers who are drafted to fight, the livelihood destroyed, and even the generations after it. It benefits the people above of the winning side mostly.

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Hatred is a human's emotion, it exists within a person. It exists not exactly because "humans will always hurt others." but more "because we humans can hate.

There are no evidence of this that I can think of or know, but I doubt that hatred is a unique human's feature. Therefore, I also think that hatred had already existed on this planet before humans become officially a separate species and it may prolong our survival on Earth.

I also disagree that there will be no peace in this world, that just sounds very pessimistic doesn't it? What we shouldn't expect in my opinion is complete peace, something like that is unlikely. But if talk about peace itself, then most of the worlds are experiencing peace. Peace at a more personal level is also there.

I also disagree somewhat with the statement that:

"War is just a crime paid for by the pain of the defeated..."

As far as I am aware, war is much more complicated than this statement. It is certainly still true on a more surface way of looking at politics and war sufferings. But we've seen again and again that wars and its lost is paid by both sides of the isle. It is paid by the civilians in the cross fire, the soldiers who are drafted to fight, the livelihood destroyed, and even the generations after it. It benefits the people above of the winning side mostly.

Personally I think the statement is quite accurate. We "humans", with our ego and desires, tend to behave in very irrational and self-indulgent manners. We almost always (if not always) seek to benefit ourselves first, sometimes at others' expense. This, in extreme cases, led to long & never-ending series of wars throughout history.

So does peace really exist in this world? Well, IMHO, it depends. If we're talking about personal peace (i.e. well-beingness/peace-of-mind on a personal level), then we can reach it, through methods like meditation, or walking the Middle Path, as the Buddha suggested thousands of years ago. 

When it comes to world peace, however, I wouldn't be so confident. The reason is that, like it or not, we're still living within a society whose system is to benefit and protect the authorities/controllers and the elites (the super rich families), not us. So we can riot now and then all we want, but eventually it's really them who have the upper hands.

No, in other to achieve world peace, we'll need everyone, including the controllers & elites, to live and behave in enlightened manners, which I don't think is possible, at least at the present time. :-(

Just my 2 cents!

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