David Turlington on His Thesis for Peace

David Turlington will explain his thesis for peace on this page. If you would like to participate in the discussion on how to make the world a peaceful place, please do not hesitate to contact David.

The world is increasingly becoming interdependent, yet many nations are still somehow caught in the middle of war and conflict. There’s the refugee crisis in Europe which has stirred xenophobia; the continued unlawful killings of people of color here and in other countries, and many more news stories that spew nothing but destructive energies of fear and hate.

One might ask: what can possibly happen once we pass the tipping point? Are we headed towards WWIII? This is a tough question to ask, but it is nevertheless important if we want to measure how far along we are in achieving progress.

If war and peace were at opposite ends of one another, then the world would probably be somewhere right in the middle, deadlocked in the center; a frustrating impasse that is adversely impacting millions. This cannot go on, lest we invite war to come over in our homes, join us for supper, and put our children to sleep, in which case we are absolutely horrified of the real possibility that they might never wake up.

Thinking of solutions that will resolve these decades-old problems doesn’t happen overnight, but this does not mean there cannot be anything done to start healing wounds. This brings me to my thesis to advocate for peace by way of education about other people’s cultures.

One of the best ways to go about this learning of others’ realities is through travel. With travel, one is pulled out of his or her comfort zone and plunged into the unknown and unfamiliar. But instead of feeling fear, he or she will be surprised to find that there may not actually be anything to fear after all, only its opposite.

What do you think of the peace thesis of David Turlington? He’d love to hear from his readers.