It's the International Day of PEACE today...whoopee.
"Wednesday 21st September 2022 (i.e. tomorrow) is the International day of Peace on this planet. The actual purpose of universal peace day is to foster acceptance by engaging all the people. It asks them to show their commitment towards peace by remaining non-violent. This day is an ambition to remove all the differences amongst each other and build a culture of peace everywhere." (https://internationaleventday.com/event/international-day-of-peace/)
Currently, "terrorism, hatred, violence and armed conflicts are the elements that have put drastic damage to the peace and economy of the world", and I wonder if their 'leaders' would put aside their differences, for peace sake, on that day. And even if they do, what's to stop them from resuming the violence on Thursday 23rd?
Does it really make sense to have a 'day' of peace? Perhaps a month or a year would be a better way of offering those who are involved in 'war' some more time for reflection, negotiation, etc, whilst observing a longer period of 'peace'. That would certainly be a welcome respite for those who aren't involved but are empathetic, and especially for those who are suffering directly because of it.
A 'day' of peace just isn't enough.