ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY Do you think that world will become more peaceful in next ten years? Our world was never peaceful. Sadly, our generation will not be able to witness a peaceful Earth. Yet, we may achieve peace for a long period but everything can change in case a chain of mistakes and circumstances will lead to an explosion. What is peace? Peace is when people can resolve their conflicts without any violence and they work together to improve the quality of their lives. At present, wars on our planet are regular. It is sad but from time to time new conflict arises and takes the place of old ones. We can name a whole list of countries where the peace is not complete or the entire country is living under war pressure. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” —Jimi Hendrix The world we living in today is not even close to achieving peace. Why we are not able to achieve peace? Because we claim to be a modern civilization yet our minds are still stuck in thoughts of the 19th century. We are facing conflicts and wars between countries because of racism, religious discrimination, caste, and creed. We still hate people based on how they look, what color of skin they have, and in which religion they have faith. When we look at the Sub-Continent, we see Pak-Indo wars and conflicts based on religious discrimination. From the very beginning, when these countries got independent and separated from the British Rule till now they are always on the edge of calling out a war based on religious discrimination. “Peace is not absence of the conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” —Ronald Reagan Middle-East Muslim countries currently are the worst states in the world. Muslims are being targeted globally because of their religion. Israel has destroyed the Middle-East Muslim countries by calling out war on them. World Peace Council, United Nations, and all the other global communities remain silent. The sole reason for their silence is Islam, if the same thing happened in any other country which is not a Muslim State, the whole world would have taken action upon it. Islamophobia is spreading day by day, Muslims are labeled as terrorists on the streets without any evidence, they are judged based on their religion. Muslims are deprived of their basic rights in many countries. Currently, France allowed their countrymen to make fun of Muslim Idol based on freedom of speech which created massive chaos among the world. Muslims boycotted France products and France faced a huge economic crisis. In America, a movement named “Black Lives Matter” was observed which took place after a black man was murdered brutally on the streets. Black people are deprived of their rights for centuries. Years and decades have passed, a lot of actions and treaties were signed for black people yet they still are not able to walk on the streets with freedom. “Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves until we end hatred and division.” —John Lewis In a world full of chaos, hatred, injustice, and discrimination we can never achieve peace. Peace is impossible but it is possible to keep it for as long as we can. Peace can only be achieved under certain circumstances. When everyone has the power to participate in the political decision and the government is accountable to the people. When everyone has an equal opportunity to work and make a living, regardless of gender, religion, or any other aspect of identity. When everyone is equal before the law, the system of justice is trusted, fair and effective laws protect people’s right. When everyone lives in safety, without fear or threat of violence, and no form of violence is tolerated in law or practice. “Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us and the world will be as one.” —John Lennon Name: Anas Ateeq Registration No: 200701036 Section & Batch: Avionics (06) - A Date Submitted: 12th December, 2020.