Fight for Peace
We live today in a society where we live each day with a sense of caution. We live in a society where violence is conspicuous on almost every street you turn onto. Despite the fact that we must constantly worry about how our lives will be affected by everything that is going on in the world, we have leaders who have risen against injustice and fought for what is truly right. These leaders have put their fight for good in front of their own lives just to see a better world for all. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1989, 1993, and 2001 to The 14th Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and Kofi Anan for their humanitarian efforts in creating the Five Point Peace Plan, fighting against the apartheid in South Africa, and fighting for individual rights that all deserve. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is noted as one of the most influential beings in the entire world. He is known as a renowned spiritual leader admired by millions all over the world. His large list of accomplishments that has accumulated throughout his life does not fall short of his reputation. One of his greatest feats comes from a battle that he has been fighting since being named the 14th Dalai Lama. Fighting for a free, democratic Tibet was and still is one of his greatest goals. In doing so he created the Five Point Peace Plan in 1987 to ensure the culture, religion, and integrity of his home nation. The Five Point Peace Plan constitutes the designation of Tibet as a peace zone, stopping the massive immigration of Chinese into Tibet, giving Tibet human rights, banning the Chinese from using Tibet as a nuclear dumping ground, and creating a self-governing Tibet. Mr. Gyatso spends his life stressing the idea that peace can be found anywhere as long as one is willing to look within. Despite peace being a simple concept of the mind, the Dalai Lama argues that “when we have peace, we can be at peace with those around us” (643). One of the first steps to creating peace is acting with...
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