Blogging and world peace

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I  just had a thought while I was reading some of the blogs I follow

BLOGGING CAN HELP CREATE A PEACEFUL WORLD

The blogging community is made up of strangers from different countries and from different communities within our own countries. We are different ages, genders, sexual orientations. We have different types of educations. We are probably from different social classes. Most likely, we have different views about politics, religion, music, entertainment, and family life. Most of us will never meet in “real” life. We know each other only from our blogs.

Yet, we share our thoughts, feelings and ideas with each other openly. Some of us even feel like friends.

By and large, we treat each other’s blogs with respect, sometimes even with reverence. We disagree with posts occasionally, but we don’t seek to dominate, invade, or destroy each other’s blogs. Most successful bloggers share advice with those of us who don’t have many followers. We want to see all bloggers flourish.

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All of this makes me think that blogging may help us avoid war and conflict. If we can learn to bring the same collaborative approach to our geo-political interactions that we bring to our blogging, there may be hope for a peaceful future.

I know this sounds naive, ridiculously simple, even pollyanna-ish. I know it doesn’t address any of the complex problems that we face. Still, I feel that because bloggers have created communities without geographical boundaries, a seed of peace has been planted. I believe it can be nurtured. I hope that it will.

If you want to know more about Bloggers For Peace, please check out http://everydaygurus.com/category/peace/

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About What a Heart Can Hold

I'm Jan Krause Greene - writer, peace activist and lover of the earth. I formed my opinions about life at an early age and they haven't really changed much since then - I believe war does not create lasting solutions, love will be the real revolution, and the human heart can expand until it holds love for the whole world. I have been a teacher, a newspaper columnist, a bank teller, a house cleaner, an executive director of a non-profit dedicated to education advocacy, a diversity trainer, AIDS activist, a group facilitator, and a waitress. Whatever it took to raise 5 kids and remain true to my values. I can't carry a tune, but I love to sing and don't know any steps, but I love to dance!
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4 Responses to Blogging and world peace

  1. Jan,
    Watched a program about peace tonight featuring a discussion between Jeremy Gilley (the man who created the concept which led to UN International Peace Day September 21) and peace activist Prem Rawat. Thought you and your readers may be interested in visiting their websites: peaceoneday.org and tprf.org.
    Thank you,
    Jerry

  2. It’s the ridiculously simple that are often the best ideas ever. Blogging is much like holding hands in solidarity with others of like mind. Thank you for the great reminder mom.

    Love,
    Sheri

  3. Thank you, Sheri. I love the comparison. I am so heartened to discover so many like-minded people all over the world. Sometimes the News we hear can be so discouraging, but there are people all over the world trying to spread peace, love and concern for the environment. As long as we keep on trying, I know we will succeed.
    Love,
    Mom

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