Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Nobel Peace Prize

The 14th Dalai Lama won the Noble Peace Prize in 1989 mainly for his intellectual and specific vision of peace. In 1987, he proposed a Five-Point Peace Plan designed to ensure the integrity of Tibet, which exposed his intelligence. In his Inner Peace and Human Rights speech in 1989, he said, "Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free." This passage gives a breakdown of what, in his opinion, is essential for peace in society. Most of the world would agree with his requirements. The lack of food would lead to chaos and violence. The lack of respect for the people's rights would lead to rebellions and protests. The lack of freedom would lead to rebellions. Overall, all three of his essentials are simply required for peace and the United States had to go through some of the problems from woman's rights to slavery in the 19th and 20th centuries. Now inner peace is present in our daily society and the 14th Dalai Lama has had an impact on achieving peace in many other nations all over the globe.
The Nobel Peace prize is given on behalf of the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel to the people who have "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." Some winners of the prize including the 14th Dalai Lama in 1989, are Barack Obama in 2009, Jimmy Carter in 2002, Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964, Nelson Mandela in 1993, Theodore Roosevelt in 1903, and Al Gore in 2007. There are many other winners to one of the biggest prize in the world today, and these are the ones most people are familiar with.

Nobles Prizes found here:
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/

2 comments:

  1. "Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free." I really liked this quote and I think if we followed we hay have a change at peace. We do need to work on inner peace because our lives are so crazy. Nice job!

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  2. Al Gore won a Nobel Peace Prize and yet Bush won the presidency, shows that if Al Gore got the presidency, he would have been a better option for the United States.

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