- To maintain our inner peace as individuals and outer peace as a country, we cannot hinge our future and hope on the words of politicians.
Today, we mark the International Day of Peace.
This is the day all humanity is expected to commit to peace above all differences, and to contribute to building a culture of peace.
But what comes to mind when you hear about peace? Is it the absence of war? Or is it the quiet living in serenity?
Peace is not necessarily the absence of violence. You could be spared physical violence, yet suffer inner turmoil and conflict.
Currently, the world’s peace is disturbed as the West seeks to uphold nationalism to the exclusion of anyone they do not identify with.
In Britain, a lie was spawned that it was sending £350 million (Sh43.75 billion) to the European Union every week.
Based on that lie, the island nation voted in a referendum to leave the EU. Later, the people discovered the lie too little too late.
Now, the island is divided and peace disrupted, as it seeks to undo the vote and stay in the EU. Was this politicians’ lie worth the country’s peace?