Let's face it, humanity has a lousy definition, accompanying practice, and analysis of peace.
In various uses of the word "peace" we can find numerous examples such as the (not meant to be comprehensive) following examples:
If one argues that "peace" means an absence of "war" or conflict, then we should likewise argue for the development and usage of a word that describes something better then the continual merry-go-round humanity persists in riding because so called intelligent efforts at establishing peace have not succeeded in giving humanity the greater ideal that many of us supposedly think everyone wants... yet often is used by those in a conflict to receive concessions in the form of some assistance that if had been asked for without the occasion of a conflict, might not have been given. Thus, having a conflict, whether planned by the leadership of one or both sides of a dispute... can be very profitable. The problem with this tactic is that it has been so repeatedly used by those who use it as a wolf! crying measure to get help but do not use the monetary or humanitarian assistance as is intended, and instead uses the resource to buy weapons or secure some other personal advantage for those in charge; that those whose legitimate pleas for help under other circumstances of conflict, may not receive any help at all... or it is too little too late.
When we recognize a situation in which peace is a mere relative experience for a given time, place and people, it is inappropriately used by those wanting to suggest it is something other than what is possible to be experienced on Earth by humans. For example, the so-called "heavenly... peace on Earth" spoken of in multifarious ways by theologians or those espousing some philosophical contemplation of higher enlightenment— where some assumed peaceful reality exists... and in particular could exist on Earth (other than some inwardly achieved "centeredness"), is an hypocrisy. If peace is to be universally defined as a relative personal experience, then those disrupting personal pursuits of such must be definitively addressed, such as the Palestinian and Israeli conflict with its interminable discord felt throughout the world. No less, the discord created by forms of government, businesses activities and religious doctrines which want to force people to adopt a particular belief to suit he dispositions of one or a few leaders, should also be definitively addressed to remove them as being part of an accumulated "peace disturbing" process in that such leaderships frequently engage in social disruptions because they are seeking some personal gain that they value more than individual peace. Unfortunately, even though a leadership can say they seek peace, it typically means a situation in accord with their views that they may claim "everyone" wants, but no actual vote was ever asked for nor implemented.
So very often, a "disturbance of peace" is brought about due to economic problems, but not all disturbances result in riots, rebellion or revolution involving violent and destructive protests. For example, the peace of millions was disrupted by the depression of the 1930's in the U.S., but there was not a large demonstration in which the government was toppled in order that a different government might arise and improve conditions. Instead, F.D. Roosevelt proposed a "New Deal", even though there was no official "Old Deal" that was specifically outlined because of the generalities in which government policies often are drawn up so that finger-pointing can be quickly diffused or is brought to a minimum when policies don't work as planned.
(The New Deal was) the domestic program of the administration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1939, which took action to bring about immediate economic relief as well as reforms in industry, agriculture, finance, waterpower, labour, and housing, vastly increasing the scope of the federal government's activities.
Source: "New Deal." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.
Because of the monopolization of most land and other resources into the hands of a few, and those few wield their control as a means of exploitation to further aims of increased hoarding of wealth and the people are left without any legal recourse to create a globalized effort of cooperation; there will be no standard of peace except that which keeps the majority in a vulnerable state of dependency whose depth and breath of basic privations can not be adequately addressed within the constraints of any or all business, government and religious ideologies. Both individually and collectively such policies fail humanity and the various leaderships have adopted systems of ideological buffering to shield them from acknowledging their efforts are part of the problem because they rely on false... or rather an insufficient grasp of reality derived from made-up values of morality that do not incorporate the type and level of morality necessary to deal with problematic issues sustained by good intentions but are dysfunctional in effectiveness. In other words, one suffering is addressed yet another crops up in its place, like weeds or a figure-creating balloon artist whose twists and turns are much like the actions of business, government and religious efforts to address concerns.
If one suggests that a given business, government or religion does not actually seek Peace, a representative thereof might scoff at such a remark. But if you should follow their response with a query as to their idea of peace, one might find that there definition has no actual analysis behind it and despite their genuinely sincere interest in desiring peace; their view is based on the same generalities most people have with respect to the approach of a dichotomization without referencing the pattern as an illustration of a schematic used in other subject areas that have likewise excluded a consideration of similarly identified structures such as patterns-of-three; both of which, along with others, illustrate an environmentally influenced, biologically-based blue-print... of sorts. Not that the observed schematic is a tell-all representation of an architectured thought form which can not be altered— or is complete, but at least provides a starting point for setting some measure of a base-line to work outwards from in understanding human thought processing under present (incrementally deteriorating) environmental conditions.
Let us now provide a few more examples of patterns-of-three:
|C = pi x D||(Circumference of a Circle)||E = H x V||(Planck's Constant)|
|A = L x W||(Area of a Rectangle)||P = I x E||(Watt's "Law")|
|A = 1/2B x H||(Area of a Triangle)||E = I x R||(Ohm's "Law")|
|A = pi x R2||(Area of a Circle)||E = V1 + V2||(Kirchhoffs Voltage Law)|
|E = M x C2||(Einstein's formula)||P = R x B||(Percentage formulas)|
|Z = Eg ÷ Ig||(Thevenin impedance formula)||A2 + B2 = C2||(Pythagorean theorem)|
Expression from Jack and the Bean stalk playfully mimicked to portray its likeness to the Pythagorean theorem:
*** Note: The so-called four-directions concept referred to as North - South - East -West, is readily recognized as a two-by-two polarity association. We also are accustomed to use the phrase "North, South, East and West," (also, "Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall") with the "and" as a distinct means of partitioning off the first three, thereby producing a circumstance of 3 to 1.
Another such occurrence of partitioning off the first three as a characteristic of three-patterned grouping, is the child's counting scheme of One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four. There is no "Four Potato." Like-wise, in the High School cheer "Two Bits, Four Bits, Six Bits, a Dollar," there is not only no "Dollar Bits," there also is the separator "a" which acts as a sort of demarcation boundary line between the first three "Relatives" and that which is distantly related. As a final (related) remark, the child's counting rhyme "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" ...etc., not only represents a three-patterned grouping, but also is reminiscent of the repetition used by early peoples in their attempts to develop larger counting sequences which frequently relied on combinations of earlier quantities in much the same way as we repeat our numerical symbols after reaching the number nine. The rhyme of "Shoe" with "Two" is an example of cognitive grouping limitation in the sense that to go beyond the limit requires successive duplications whether we use words that sound the same, number (symbols) that look the same, or use some other perceptual referencing mechanism.