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The World Is Actually Becoming More Peaceful

March 03, 20235 min read

The World Is Actually Becoming More Peaceful

Originally published in 2018 with updates in 2020 and 2023.

Is it too good to be true? Is the world actually becoming more peaceful? With the advancement in technology and the rise of alternative media continuing to spread, we are now witness to many things we previously were not.

With that, some might reject the statement that the world is becoming a more peaceful place.

We see that it is not that the world is becoming more hostile and violent, it is just that we are now catching these things on camera more than ever.

As Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker says, The news is a systematically misleading way of viewing the world.

In fact, there is statistical and real-world evidence to support the statement that the world is becoming a more peaceful place.

As we can see in the image below, the amount of deaths around the world due to war has trended downward for quite some time, outside of the small uptick in somewhat recent years.

From the Peace Research Institute of Oslo

In his 2011 book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker states that the decline of violence is, "the most significant and least appreciated development in the history of our species."

He also stated that between 1945 and 1990 there were 30 wars that killed over 100,000 people each, which included wars in Tibet, Uganda, Greece, China, Mozambique, Algeria and Guatemala.

Pinker adds, "With the exception of last year's small wars in Ukraine, the zone of war has contracted to a crescent from Central Africa through the Middle East into South Asia."

The Harvard psychologist also said that in his book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, he has proven statistically that other forms of violence has also declined, including murder, capital punishment, torture and domestic violence.

Global Conflict Tracker (2016)

Recent Examples of Peace

In somewhat recent years, wars in Iran, Peru, Chad, Angola, Sri Lanka and Lebanon have ended, which is another positive and continuing trend

Additionally, the Afghanistan government in late September of 2016 signed a peace deal with Hezb-i-Islami, which is the first peace deal signed by the Afghanistan government since war with the Taliban broke out in 2001.

In October of 2016, thousands of Palestinian and Israeli women marched together for two weeks on a peace march which they called March of Hope. The march ended in front of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's home in Jerusalem, which was done in attempt to get peaceful dialogue started again between Israel and Palestine.

Also, in November of 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC Rebels signed a revised peace treaty, which is ending a war that has been occurring there for over the past 50 years.

In 2020, additional major peace deals have been signed, thanks to the brokering by President Donald J. Trump.

The President of Peace, Donald J. Trump signing a peace deal with Israel, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates

On September 4th, 2020 a peace deal was signed between neighboring Kosovo and Serbia.

On September 15th, 2020, Israel and United Arab Emirates as well as Bahrain signed a peace deal.

On October 23rd, 2020, Sudan and Israel also signed a peace deal.

On October 25th, 2020, Armenia and Azerbaijan announced a ceasefire deal, bringing an end to previous fighting.

There are also strong stirrings of more peace deals being signed and implemented in the Middle East and other places throughout the world in the coming days and weeks as well.

Clearly, peace is spreading.

What We Can Do

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once said, "Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war."

One way to effectively organize is to participate in synchronized meditations and prayers, which means to meditate and pray with other people at the same time.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Peace starts within each of us. We each have the power to directly affect how events play out in our world. More people each day are reclaiming the power of their minds to directly create and affect the world.

Remember, quantum physics demonstrates to us that what we focus on individually and collectively is what appears in our individual and collective lives.

With the long-term data described above as well as the recent string of four peace deals signed, let's continue to focus on the fact that peace continues to spread.

Help spread the momentum by sharing this article as a way for more eyes and more focus to be placed on the fact and evidence that long-term and short-term data jointly show how peace continues to spread. 

Peace is spreading and the intelligence operation to help facilitate this will be revealed in due time.

Continue to dream big.

Continue to declare a peaceful life for yourself and for our world.

Continue to know that peace is spreading.

Lance Schuttler graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Health Science and is the CEO and owner of Ascent Nutrition, a unique holistic nutrition company.

Additionally, his work includes the topics of regenerative agriculture, resource-based economies and quantum technologies. 

He is also a Contributing Health and Wellness Writer at The Epoch Times.

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This article was originally created and published by Lance Schuttler and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Lance Schuttler and Lance It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

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Having graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Health Science, Lance brings deep experience within the health and wellness fields, as well as a well rounded perspective of the nutraceutical industry. Lance has worked in the three major areas of this industry and saw many inefficiencies and short cuts that were and still are being taken by many in this field.

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