Successful Relationships Reading Corner

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we wrote about how to make a better world through your relationships. The articles here look at peace from the viewpoint of societies and individuals.

What Can We Learn from the World’s Most Peaceful Societies? “Given the grinding wars and toxic political divisions that dominate the news, it might come as a surprise to hear that there are also a multitude of sustainably peaceful societies thriving across the globe today. These are communities that have managed to figure out how to live together in peace—internally within their borders, externally with neighbors, or both—for 50, 100, even several hundred years. This simple fact directly refutes the widely held and often self-fulfilling belief that humans are innately territorial and hardwired for war.”

Cultivating peaceful relationships “If we can allow the human qualities of faith, hope, and love to be our orientating reference point, perhaps then we may be able to participate in the reinvention of the human at the level of species. One way of participating in the reinvention of the human species is that of cultivating peaceful relationships.”

Understanding Peace: A Comprehensive Guide to Achieving Global Harmony “At its core, peace encompasses far more than just the absence of violence or conflict. It is a state of harmony in which individuals and communities coexist in respect and understanding. Defining peace requires us to consider not only its absence but also the presence of positive elements, such as justice, equality, and compassion.”

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