Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.
I have had a very difficult time with stage fright it undermines your well-being and peace of mind, and it can also threaten your livelihood.
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
Maybe it’s like becoming one with the cigar. You lose yourself in it everything fades away: your worries, your problems, your thoughts. They fade into the smoke, and the cigar and you are at peace.