A good action movie or video game is fun, exciting and easily marketable, where as peace is not so exciting, maybe even dull and boring, and not marketable. I, like anyone else, like a good action movie and even a good video game where the object is to destroy my opponent. And that’s OK for the average person; because, the average human being, typically has a healthy balance of peace vs violence in their world, that they don’t even think about whether, or not they can afford to be a part of the bi-product pollutant in their entertainment world. Just like we don’t even think about the carbon we put in our physical world when we drive a car. Etc.
Yet, we all deserve to understand that if we don’t keep a healthy balance of peace in our own world, we risk becoming out of balance with peace, much similar to the way carbon is out of balance in our physical environment.
Therefore, just as we are trying to restore our physical environment to a healthy balance of carbon, we deserve to recognize that our entertainment environment deserves a similar approach.
Perhaps we deserve to approach violence, hostility, war, fighting, etc with some kind of accounting approach. So, violence, aggression, fighting and war would be expenses and peace, compassion, respect for others and self respect, etc would be assets. If someone does not have enough assets in their emotional account, they may not be able to afford violence, hostility aggression, fighting and war, etc. And/or even help them determine if it would be healthy for them to own a gun. This is similar to someone knowing their financial credit score to help them determine if they can afford to buy a house. Therefore, the terms that fit this description could be called: Peace Credit Score, Peace Credit Rating or even Peace Credit Report.
Also, we deserve to pressure video game and movie producers, as well as gun manufacturers into recognizing the need to dedicate some funds for the purpose of helping people who lack a healthy balance of peace in their world. This would be similar to companies recognizing the importance of dedicating wetlands and forests for carbon credits. This would simply be termed “Peace Credits” or “Compassion Credits” similar to “Carbon Credits”
Also, perhaps we could create some kind of formal recognition for someone to give to a friend, relative, neighbor, associate or even perhaps a former enemy for being peaceful. We could call this a Neighbor Peace Prize. It could be a lapel pin or a framed certificate.
Lastly, I believe we deserve to create a peace pledge which people can learn and repeat when they say the pledge of allegiance to our US flag; however, this peace pledge could be universal which could be repeated in schools around the world.
I have been working on a peace pledge and would like suggestions and ideas for improving it. The following is my work-in progress of a peace pledge:
Peace begins with me.
I will cultivate, develop, nurture, encourage, support, and respect peace, even when peace seems dull, boring, not exciting or fun. I pledge to make peace a part of my life; perhaps even get excited about peace in our world. I will create peace where ever and whenever I can. I will create and show admiration for peace. Peace deserves to be an asset in my life to share with others.
I Pledge harmony with all people; not necessarily perfect harmony.