It is easy, as a former journalist and political science major, who still listens to talk radio each morning and is planning a trip to a violent continent, to think of peace in a large context. The word is mostly used in reference to the ending of a violent dispute. That implies that without initial chaos, there is no need for peace. Or that peace is only important as a way of counteracting atrocity.
Even situationally, peace is commonly described as the absence of harsh elements. “I need some peace from…” Webster’s dictionary defines peace as freedom from disturbance or agitation. The concept is seen in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Captain Nemo, Continue reading