Do we have answers to these questions?
Do we even consider these questions?
Is peace merely the absence of war or something more?
The governments of the world spend a lot of our money
on preparations for war.
Do the governments of the world spend a lot of money
on preparations for peace?
In short, where is our investment in peace?
Or do we prefer investments in standing armies
and their weapons and equipment?
Do we prefer to invest in that which titillates us -
consumption of retail goods, entertainment, sport?
Perhaps, the beginning of peace is to invest in
people, planet, other species -
the things that creation began with.