In my opinion much of the strife in our world has come from people not being accepting of others. Whether it be about religion, race, or personal living preferences it seems that problems occur because we aren’t accepting of other peoples’ choices.
If we take a look at the big issues that cause problems in our world, most of them are from not being accepting. People have been fighting and dying over religion and not being able to accept someone else’s faith throughout history. Even today, much of the issues in the Middle East as well as religious intolerance here in the US has been the source of violence.
I believe that the best way to begin to nurture a world wide culture of understanding is going to come from educating the new generations that we must respect other people’s choices to live their lives how they see fit and to accept their choices. If the world was more accepting then there would be much less violence and crime and we could focus on other issues such as world hunger and poverty.