Today we join hundreds of bloggers who will simultaneously talk about PEACE! Peace is such an expansive concept that people often go to war when they discuss this very topic and in the process achieved the opposite of peace. But is peace the absence of war? Is silence the better solution to avoid conflict? I once encountered a forum where I was asked if I prefer silence or confrontation in an argument. Or course I chose the latter. I would rather go through the stressful phase of openly discussing issues rather than to zip my lips to avoid a messy confrontation. Although there are situations where I opted to remain silent if I feel that an open communication is not possible with people who can not handle 'passionate discussions' and feel threatened by it. So when I encounter them in a dialogue and it gets heated I simply back off. My sepia world for Mary's SepiaScenes.
So since today is also Self Sagacity's Two Questions Thursday, here are my two Qs: (1) What does peace mean to you? (2) Do you believe in world peace? And since today is a special day, please consider this bonus question if it applies to you: if english is not your major language, how do you say "peace" in your own language?