When people talk of peace, they have one of two things in mind: inner peace or social peace.
Which comes first? Which is more important?
If everyone had inner peace, the idea of war would be unthinkable. Yet peace in the world would not guarantee inner peace for all.
So inner peace wins out, and the Peace Poll should instead be teaching meditation?
Not so. Both are important. How can you have inner peace when there is still conflict in the world? You can’t. So here at Peace Poll we advocate for social peace, yet our questions are personal, not political. We do not ask if you believe world peace is possible; we ask about your desires and intentions, and in this way, link the personal to the outside world.