A few years ago I started flirting with the idea of making a peace documentary. I wanted to ask people the question: What do you think it will take to make world peace happen? I tried to interview a few people and it went all right. The effort didn't last long. I'll put it this way, I don’t think it was meant to be at that time.
Well, a few weeks ago I started flirting with the idea again. After mentioning it to a couple of Big Think regulars and getting some encouragement from them, I’ve decided to go through with it. One interview is finished, I have one set up for this weekend, and a few more that will probably happen, I’m just not sure when.
The documentary will basically be me talking with a dozen or so people about peace. Sounds exciting right? ;-P So far I think it’s going great. I think the first interview/discussion and the conversations about making this documentary happen have been great.
I want people to know and not forget that we want peace and it’s good to talk about it. That’s all. So tell me what you think, if you want. Any ideas, opinions, and so on are welcome. I think the more in-put I get, the better fit I will be to make this documentary a good one.
These are the questions I’ll have with me when I’m filming. They’re numbered, but they’re really in no particular order. Answer them if you’d like.
1) Do you think world peace is achievable?
2) Do you desire world peace?
3) How would you describe the foundation for making or allowing world peace to happen?
4) What is inner peace?
5) Do you desire inner peace?
6) Do you think inner peace is achievable?
7) What would you say is the key to allowing inner peace in your life?
8) Do you think everyone is capable of filling their hearts with love?
9) Is thinking that someone doesn't deserve peace peaceful thinking?
10) Should the people that want peace leave the people that don't want peace behind?
11) Do the people that don't "want/deserve it," simply require the most teaching/convincing?
12) What motivates people towards aggressive action?
13) How can aggressive individuals overcome their aggressive tendencies?
14) How do you feel about people suffering?
15) How important is it for people to understand that big corporations, media, governments, and even some religious groups use fear tactics to manipulate the masses?
Here is the definition of peace from wiki that's part of what I'm using to answer the question: What do you mean by peace? "Peace is a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialogue, people's rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension." -wiki
I'm still just getting started. Just wanted to share that with all of you.
Sendin much love from the northwest US
Political activism may get people invested in politics, and affect urgently needed change, but it comes at the expense of tolerance and healthy democratic norms.