It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since we were on the streets of Bangkok where we walked through Chinatown. It was here that a Thai woman who I spoke with said to me, “What all the world wants is peace.”
I agree with the wise woman I met that day. Peace is what everybody wants. As soon as the words left her lips, I knew it was a moment I’d remember forever. Here I was, half-way around the world, in a crazy-busy city and one woman stopped to talk to me about peace while we waited for our street food to be cooked in front of us.
While what is often portrayed and even featured in our world is the exact opposite, what most (meaning 99.9999%) people want is peace. We want to be happy. We want to be safe. We want things to be good.
When I sit here and write, I see the little intricate moments of connection and harmony of the people around us. People are going about their life, enjoying moments, and even helping one another without being coerced to do so. It the beauty of humanity.
Now, if we could just remember that when we are faced with the fearful portrayal of our species on the evening news.