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Seeds are tiny. They aren’t showy. They don’t attract attention. But they patiently endure the heat of summer and the cold of winter, waiting for their moment to sprout and finally send forth beautiful blossoms. The same is true of our efforts for peace.

In that regard, I would like to share these words of my friend Dr. Elise Boulding (1920–2010), known for her advocacy of a culture of peace: ‘Peace is not only about acting in times of danger, it is also about assisting one another in daily life. The family and local community are key starting points.’

Daisaku Ikeda, World Tribune, June 20, 2014 (via viewsonmyosenji)

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Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.

Thiiiiiiis, people, thiiiis!

1. Kill alpha male types
2. Achieve world peace

Got it.

I’ve actually read a lot of Sapolsky’s work.  He’s one of my favorite scientists in the neuro/socio world.

I just watched the documentary and there is so much more about the troop that isn’t in this photoset—not only does the troop have a culture of little aggression and greater cooperation, but any incoming jerk baboons learned within a few months that their shitty behaviour was in no way acceptable, that the troop only rewarded sociability, and they changed accordingly. 

If effin’ baboons can learn this there’s pretty much no reason to believe that our only option in dealing with assholes is to just ignore their behaviour and let it continue.

there really is no excuse.

"incoming jerk baboons" hahaha

halftheskymovement:

Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental activist who founded the Green Belt Movement, which focused on planting trees and women’s rights; her organization paid a small stipend to women to plant seedlings throughout the country. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994, with the committee citing her contribution to “sustainable development, democracy and peace.”

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