Belonging and Peace

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each
other.

Write a short response to this statement.
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4 thoughts on “Belonging and Peace

  1. I agree with Mother Theresa. However, why would people forget that they belong to each other? In my opinion, it is because those people only think and care about themselves. For example, in Ransom, Achilles has no peace because he only cares about his friend’s death and his revenge. He finally finds peace after the chat with Priam, and remembers he is actually someone’s father, belongs to someone else.

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  2. Peace is an intrinsic ingredient of one's life, no matter whom they are. Peace may be obtained by various methods and pathways, yet mainly from one's care and love for another individual. For instance, we may feel happy after donating a couple coins to a homeless beggar, it is a sign of obtaining peace. However, Peace may be lost when an individual fail to love another person in the way they wish. When Achilles partially caused Patroclus' death, he has lost peace and struggled to etain his peace, hence had 'his soul chang(ing) colour'. Therefore, Mother Theresea's quote 'If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other' is perfectly applicable in reality.

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  3. If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each
    other.

    Within conflicts, the relationship between one another must be tight, certainly people don't want to hear or help their enemies. However in the society, we need to work with each other to creat different relationships in peace. Cooperation is very helpful to solve problems, and useful for associating with people, it needs to be peaceful. In a environment without peace, people think they do not need each other. However, people without peace won't be successful. People learns from each other and get advantages, so we are all belong to each other that we have to be mutually care about each other. So that we can live in a place which can relay on others.

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  4. Can you think of some examples from “Growing Up Asian in Australia” that might help you support or develop an idea about identity and belonging? What happens when a young Asian girl rejects her family of origin and decides she not to belong? Or we reject our language or name? How does this impact upon our sense of connectedness?

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