A Reason to Smile

A Reason to Smile


Solving all our problems; Or, World Peace is up to * you *

posted by B. Dave Walters

It really doesn't get any simpler than this. Who says religion doesn't have any good ideas? O=)

Yes, you read that right: you, and only you, are TOTALLY responsible for world peace.

How can this be?
Here are some clues:

“One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.”
-Socrates

Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself
-Islam

What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary.
-Judaism

In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is sum of the law and the prophets
-Christianity

Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss
-Taoism

We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
-Unitarianism

This is the sum of duty:
do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.
-Hinduism
Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful
-Buddhism

One word sums up the basis of all good conduct…
loving kindness.
Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.
-Confucianism

One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated
-Jainism

Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself
-Zoroastrianism

Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.
-Baha’i Faith

I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me. Indeed, I am a friend to all.
-Sikhism

We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive
-Native Spirituality

Understand?

Every religion in the world has given us the keys to solve all of our problems, if we will apply the solution.
The answer is simple: treat others how you want to be treated.
If everyone did this, all our problems would be instantly solved.
Imagine: no war, no poverty, less sickness and more healing.

If doing the right thing isn’t a good motivator, it still makes sense in an ultimately selfish sort of way: be good to others SO they’ll be good to you.

The bad news is, you can’t make people do this (trying to force people to do what they don’t want to do is what got us into this mess).

But nothing and no one is stopping you from changing.
No one is stopping you from being the change you want to see in this world.

And, just in case you’re thinking “sure, it’s easier said than done, though”…
all I can say is: stop whining.
Yes, it takes effort to hold ourselves to a higher standard, but considering the alternative is the end of the world and human extinction, it’s got to be worth the trouble.

What do you think ? Feel free to comment down below!

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B. Dave Walters

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