Since two-hijacked passenger planes crashed the World Trade Center to bits, the world has been bathed in tears. Shocked at this terrorist attack, we can’t help asking what “peace” is and how we can set ensured of peace.
Peace, in any language, is an easy term to pronounce. Peace evokes the simplest yet most cherished sentiment of human. Peace has always been mankind’s key driving force. Peace stands as the ultimate aim after which man aspires. Yet, the history of civilization has it black and white that while we speak incessantly of peace, man at times simply do things that eclipse or even lose its face.
Human nature being what it is, peace is never something to be attained at ease. And with competition supplying the major content of existence for us homosapiens, perfect peace, to many is but a word and a pursuit meaningless. But we just could not stand motionless against competition generating into clashes and conflicts, however strong man’s acquisitiveness is.
I find my heart bleeding while turning history’s pages, from the Greco-Persian war to the Crusaders, from Hitler’s concentration camps to Japanese Second World War bacteria experiments, the history of mankind had bloody killings for a better part of its unmistakable markings. And recent history, as revealed by the terrorist attack on the WTC twin-tower building, is not in the least nice. Rather, it sends the opposite truth: peace is missing amidst the many proud strides humanity has achieved on planet earth.
Close our eyes not, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, in a time when humiliation, aggregation, slaughter and torture are being inflicted upon millions. Let’s stand firm on this faith: peace will prevail as long as we prevent the longings for peace being shaken to pieces. For our parents, grandparents and forefathers, their sufferings and having suffered from a lack of peace just didn’t undermine their belief in peace’s landing at their footsteps. Nor did all this stop them paying heavy prices to usher in peace for posterity’s goodness. Since they did not lose their hope for a society of peace and a world of peace, what ground can we hold other than this----- look forward and join our hands to reach out to peace.
With the WTC tragedy still there in the eyes, drawing nearer to the heart of many must inevitably be a sense of hopelessness. Lost no heart, I’ll tell them, for hopelessness can be easily be translated into dream, and dream to deeds. Once deeds are there, the light of peace will be shining our path of progress.