Many people are fascinated by the concept of peace. Most people have a desire for peace, and want to live in a world that is free of violence. However, there are many differences between peace and violence. In this blog post we will discuss some of these differences, as well as how they can be used to our advantage when working with others or solving problems!
Peace is a state of calm and tranquility, whereas violence is usually an act or means that causes harm. People can choose to be peaceful all the time, but they cannot avoid being violent if there are outside forces causing them to defend themselves. Violence in this context, for example when we talk about war or terrorism does not mean personal attacks on individuals – it refers more broadly to any use of force with the intention of harming someone else.
In contrast peace as a concept encompasses many ideals such as balance, justice, non-violence etc., yet these ideals do not always lead us towards a cohesive and stable society. This makes sense when you think about how power structures develop into what some scholars call “peace cultures” which are cultures built on the ideals of peace but are still violent in different ways.
If we think about war, for example, it might not be necessary to fight if you can simply walk away from an attack or use a diplomatic response instead. War is based on violence and so when people say they want peace what they actually mean is that they want no more wars – because these involve violence and death at their core. This concept reflects how society has changed over time: as technology advances our understanding of its nature changes too, which means that the contemporary meaning of “peace” differs considerably from past definitions where there was less distinction between military force and political power-play. Ultimately though this evolution also shows us just how important it is to understand the difference between peace and violence, because if we don’t it will be difficult to create a world where both are possible.
The Valuable Differences Between Peace and Violence: ideals are peaceful history is violent – think about war, for example, it might not be necessary to fight if you can simply walk away from an attack or use a diplomatic response instead. War is based on violence and so when people say they want peace what they actually mean is that they want no more wars because these involve violence and death at their core. This concept reflects how society has changed over time: as technology advances our understanding of its nature changes too, which means that the contemporary meaning of “peace” differs considerably from past definitions where there was more of a focus on the absence of conflict.
lt is difficult to create a world where both are possible as violence has been such an ingrained part of our society for so long, it’s hard to imagine how we could ever manage without it. In many ways this reflects just how deeply rooted in human nature violence can be: according to some studies, violent behaviour might even have evolved alongside humanity because fighting was necessary for survival and therefore developed stronger neural pathways that promote aggression than those related more closely with cooperation which need less encouragement (such as living arrangements). This means that peace may not be an innate trait like you or me but something instead that needs continual work and cultivation; alternatively understood by others as “pacification,” an ongoing process of conflict management.
The Valuable Differences between Peace and Violence.
Humanity has always been fascinated by the idea of a utopia, or world without violence. Peace and non-violence are ideals that many strive for in their own lives, whether it be to live peacefully with others at home or civilly using words instead of fists when confronted on the street. Yet as much as peace might seem like an innate trait (like you or me), history suggests otherwise: violent behaviour may have evolved alongside humanity because fighting was necessary for survival. This means that peace is not something we’re born with but something that needs continual work and cultivation “pacification” in other words, the ongoing process of conflict management.
In order to understand this better let’s explore some key differences between peace and violence.
Peace is the absence of hostility, war or conflict; also a state in which there is no fear of violence. Violence can be expressed through physical force (hitting someone) or intimidation (holding up your fist). Peace-building efforts are about achieving harmony over solving disagreements with violent means whether that’s by negotiating to avoid fighting, agreeing on rules to prevent future fights, settling disputes without resorting to more aggressive tactics etc.
Violence stems from anger at injustice: when one feels mistreated they often retaliate with aggression because it’s tough for them not just to let things go and move on peacefully – even if this action is likely going to make matters worse.