Internal peace is an essential first step to achieving peace in the world. How do you cultivate it? It’s very simple. In the first place by realizing clearly that all humankind is one, that human beings in every country are members of one and the same family.

The Dalai Lama (via skycloudsky)

As a conceptual ideal, that’s really great to hold on to. But anyone that has dealt with humans on an individual level will easily identify with the reasons why the world is as screwed up as it is. Not everyone subscribes to the same values, morals and principles, and right there, with the seasonal ones especially, right there is the trigger for all the crap that the innocents have to deal with. 

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