Independent Creatives as Peace Mediators

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” 

— Martin Luther King Jr

While I was beach walking this morning, I was thinking about agents in the world whose whole life mission is to make world peace. I know the world leaders employ political science majors and scientists often to solve complex problems but in my opinion creatives of all nationalities, ages and genders are as equal at brainstorming ways to create a peaceful global community.

When I say creatives, I say not just artists but writers, poets, filmmakers and musicians.

The logic behind this idea is that creatives think outside the box to solve immense problems using lateral thinking skills. They also don’t lecture people on how to make world peace but rather bring people to the realization of how it can be made by gently bringing their audience to the realization.

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”

Joel Arthur Barker

Its Edward De Bonos lateral thinking strategies that creatives are expert at.

“It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.”

Edward De Bono

My hope is that a global community of creatives can create a global community of peace and prosperity for all.