We usually slip into the comfortable feeling that we are at Peace*. Just because there are no breaking-news about across border infiltration or any geographic mishap, we assume that we are all doing well & that the Nation is at Peace. Just because we are not being dragged into an uncomfortable situation, we feel we are all at peace. But, somehow, somewhere out there, things aren't the same.
Well, it feels peaceful now. But to paraphrase the great Anonymous: The wise man learns from other people's mistakes. The sensible man doesn't make the same mistake twice. And the fool fails to learn from his own mistakes. History (and being in the Eternal City makes one more than usually conscious of the past) affords thousands of examples of the folly of falling into complacency when a threat seems to have temporarily abated.
Yes! we have been intentionally committing mistakes, No! not mistakes > crimes! You may disagree that you didn't do a crime, but letting one happen in front of your eyes & failing to confront the same is a Crime too. We are all friends in making our Nation an unhappy one, silently, gradually, since so long.
Why the question 'why me?', why not the question 'why us?' Peace can never be an objective of an Individual alone, but of everyone, it needs to be a part of a sustainable cycle. We have been fooling ourselves by repeatedly telling our brains that happiness & peace are just states of human mind. But, then why should some of us suffer the consequences of the acts of the ones who are rejoicing. It's wrong!
It's time that we understand & get ourselves apprised of the reality, encounter it face to face & make Peace a belonging of not just the mankind, but the ecosystem, of which we are a fraction of.
Peace* is everyone's birthright!