Tag Archives: peace

10 Tips for past wars and their families

  • The time doesn’t always cure 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious condition that occurs as a result of participation in hostilities (or other traumatic events), and has one nasty trait: it doesn’t disappear with time but augments. If within a year and a half after the traumatic event no special therapy is conducted or there is no adaptation to a normal, peaceful life, the painful symptoms increase.

Malala Yousafzai’s voice

Too many people live in fear. Fear has evolved from an instinct necessary for survival into a mean of mass manipulations, especially where there are no other reasons for subordination. Intimidation can take different forms, even civilized forms, use extremely sophisticated methods, but it always prefers to keep one of its allies to itself. That ally is ignorance. (more…)

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Mass soldiers’ fraternization

The First World War (1914-1918) was marked not only by emergence of new types of weapon, but also by display of humanity and religious tolerance. Fraternization was a form of peacefulness between soldiers of belligerent states during World War I. It is a form of belligerent states soldiers’ protests against war, which was manifested simply as a passive inactivity, where both sides refrain from engaging in...

Black sheep

"My daughter is very ill and we need money for drugs!" the woman’s voice in the phone was sobbing. "Yes, I understand, of course we will help you" Eugene haltingly replied trying to drown out the noise of the street. His heart was braking every time he thought of how little they can do, and how many such helpless, needy people the war creates. "How much do you...

War or peace: what do people need?

If you ask a man to choose war or peace, he will say peace, but in fact he will choose war. People are ready to kill others for such insignificant reasons that it becomes increasingly difficult to call humankind reasonable. The thirst for violence, that nature gave us as the predators, is fuelled daily by different channels of information accessible to humans.

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Ordinary Mother Teresa

Someone is perfect in speeches, in giving lush promises, putting on a solemn face and knows all about successful advertising. She had little time for marketing and interviews, they say she got up at 3:30 am, devoted all her time to the service of "the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people...