What Does The World Need Today

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Symbol of peace upon earth and background of heart

What do you think the world needs today? Witnessing the state of the world, I don’t think that should be difficult.

I can think of these things, and they are acceptance and tolerance.

What the world needs now is love and peace, not only for you and me, but for everyone.

Does this line remind you of a song? Yes, I have got it for you at the end of the post.

But today, I also want pay a tribute to certain people in the world, who truly believed in love and peace, but ended up as the victims of the opponents of love and peace.

These people were dreamers and visionaries, and that’s what the world needs today.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

The World Needs Dreamers

Today, January 19th, is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America, the official birth anniversary of the American Gandhi, the American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.

Collage of Martin Luther King Photos

Everybody knows that he had a dream for love and peace in the world. We all have heard his famous speech, “I have a dream”.

This speech was recognized as one of the top American speeches of the century. Not to mention, that it moved and touched people’s emotions and hearts all over the world too.

 “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

That speech still holds relevance today – not only for the Americans, but also for the people of the world.

In his speech that he gave on 28th August 1963, MLK talks about discrimination, poverty, freedom, justice, and democracy.

The world needs these now, more than before.

Dr. King was right when he said that “Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning.” Indeed the dream he talks of still needs to be lived.

It’s not an American dream anymore; you need to translate that in global terms.

We need equality in the world. We need to get rid of poverty. We still need freedom and justice in many parts of the world.

People are still being judged by the color of their skin. In this modern hi-tech age, can you believe that racism still exists?

MLK’s dream is what the world needs now, we need to have faith in love and peace, and transform the world into heaven on Earth.

Together we can work to cultivate understanding, show compassion, be kind to each other, and brew the love of mankind.

We will be free when we are free from the dogmas and irrationality in our mind. 

Yes, this is a fact that if we want to cure the world, we all need to control and train our minds in the right way.

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Here is an infographic full of inspiring and motivational quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Infographic of Martin Luther King quotes

Sadly, this dreamer and light of the world was put to an end and assassinated on April 4th, 1968, at the tender age of 39.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

The World Needs Believers Of Non-Violence

There was another crusader of peace on the other side of the planet, before Martin Luther King, Jr. He was Mahatma Gandhi.

Collage of Mahatma Gandhi Photos

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi started his silent and peaceful movement for freedom and justice, at about the age MLK died.

He continued his struggle for almost the same amount of period MLK lived. He was a source of inspiration and teaching for MLK.

Mahatma Gandhi was an ardent campaigner of non-violence and peace. He taught nonviolent resistance to the world, and that is what the world needs now.

Gandhi believed that “Truth is God”. The truth is that we are all equals. We all need love and should give love. We should have and shower compassion and kindness to one and all.

Sadly, this light of the world too was extinguished and assassinated on 30th January, 1948. Mahatma Gandhi was 79 then.

The world needs more of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

We need to carry their light in our torches and uphold the values of freedom and justice in non-violent and peaceful ways.

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What The World Needs Now Is Non-Violence

We are witness to the violent happenings around the world in present times.

There have been terrorist attacks the world over – in the United States, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and recently in France, and also in other parts of the world.

Hundreds and thousands of innocent people are killed, for no fault of theirs. They are killed in the name of racism, revenge, and religion.

This is the time when the world needs to look up to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi to shed violence and make a place in the heart of people through non-violent ways.

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

What the world needs now is love. Oh yes, love is the solution to all problems and the cure of the world.
Love heals and cures all. Violence can never achieve in years, what love can do in minutes.

Here’s is the lovely song that I had mentioned at the start of this post. Listen and view the video to know what does the world needs now.

What the World Needs Now Is Love” is a 1965 popular song with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach.

I hope this song inspires and motivates you too to employ love in your actions, words, works, and thoughts.

What the world needs today is freedom from discrimination, poverty, non-justice, and violence.

The world needs justice, nonviolent resistance and demonstrations, love, and peace.

Let’s be kind and not kill. Let’s love, not hate.

“Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Over To You –

What does the world need today? What do you think is the most important thing that can bring a change in the world? What do you do to contribute towards it? Share in the comments.

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  1. Neetika

    2015-02-17 at 2:22 pm

    Great post Vinay. I believe that the world needs much more love, acceptance and laughter. Innocent laughter, not at the expense of anyone else, heals the mind, body and soul. The reason for all of the problems is losing sight of what we really are.

    We are here to gain experience and in a joyful way. Laughter can bring us closer to a stress free living and help us to access our joyful self. Once we change ourselves we can slowly turn the world into a less serious and a more loving place.

  2. ugwuanyi

    2015-02-15 at 12:22 pm

    Truely,the world need’s love,love is the only proven way to stop racism,violence and other problems that the world is facing now.
    Promote love,God wan’ts us to promote love.

  3. Micah

    2015-02-06 at 3:37 pm

    Great post! And it’s so true. It seems events over the last 12 months around the world have focused on intolerance and disharmony, from the killings of young black men in Missouri & Staten Island in the US, the barbaric assaults of Boko Haram in Nigeria, to the terrorist attacks in Paris last month.

    We need more figures like Ghandi and Dr King and Nelson Mandela. People who have the courage and influence to advocate for non-violence and change.

  4. Yatin Khulbe

    2015-02-05 at 6:40 am

    Wonderful post-Mr Vinay.To me, the most important factor for uplifting the mood of the people is silence.
    In this competitive era, we are not allocating time for ourselves. We are always running after things without thinking about its utility. WE need a pause where we can analyze things in a proper manner. Life is not about rat race only, it’s all about living each and every moment of joy.
    We need to understand the power of nothingness. There is something in nothing to create a peaceful and productive environment.

  5. Ankit Yadav

    2015-01-31 at 4:43 pm

    I’d like to add that the world needs a Higher level of Awareness. The collective Consciousness must rise and “Dreamers” and “believers of non-violence” all lead to one higher purpose. Higher Consciousness.

    With each new breakthrough, our planet evolves to a Higher State of existence which is actually the purpose of all life forms. Every things strives towards greater harmony and development.

  6. Bo Tipton

    2015-01-27 at 7:53 pm

    Great post and I enjoyed reading it. I think what the world needs today is action takers. People who will step out and make a difference. Work toward what they believe. Even if they help only one person. There are many people I have talked to that have had great ideas but never took action on them.

    Also many times when we step out to change our small part of the world it has a ripple affect that we will never know or be aware. So, I believe we need action takers with the courage to take the first step no matter what anyone else thinks.

    Imagine how many times M. L. King and M. K. Gandhi were thought to be crazy and wasting their time but look at the difference.

  7. Philip Verghese Ariel

    2015-01-24 at 9:12 am

    Hi Vinay,
    Good to be here again!
    A timely post!
    Yes, the world now need Peace.
    You put together all wonderful quotes by Martin Luther King and M K Gandhi. They very earnestly yearned for the world peace but were desperately missed it, and the same is continuing and still there are few who seek this earnestly. This post is indeed an eye opener to your readers, I re-tweeted it and will share it in my other social media places. Thanks Vinay for this informative and educative piece.
    May you have a peaceful and profitable weekend
    Keep sharing
    Good day
    ~ Phil

  8. Sherman Smith

    2015-01-24 at 2:01 am

    Hey Vinay,

    Great post and a great time to write it. It’s amazing how much technology and access to information now days but yet we still think in the same way we always have in the past.

    I like when you said “We will be free when we are free from the dogmas and irrationality in our mind”. This is so true!

    I had a conversation with one of my classmates and I pointed this out. We need to get rid of the type of thinking we’ve always had and recondition ourselves to the thinking of what Mahamta Gandhi and MLK were trying to get across. Once we do this, we will definitely see a change for the better!

    Thanks for sharing Vinay! I hope you have a great weekend!

  9. Barbara Charles

    2015-01-24 at 12:31 am

    Hi Harleena,

    This post is well needed to remind people of the struggles and the scarifices some people have made in the name of peace. There are so many people who do not know this. They accept what is here without giving a thought to the sacrifices many others have made in the past for them to get where they are now. Sad. So I’m glad your wrote this wonderful and educational post in memory and celebration of the sacrifices others have made.

    Thank you for doing that.
    God bless,

  10. Swadhin Agrawal

    2015-01-23 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Vinay sir,

    Had been off for a while but as I returned back to the flow- I am here on my favorite Life Blog.
    This post about what the world needs today has been a real message that the world needs to be reading today. It is saddening how the works of those great personalities have become futile with too much of “me” & “mine” these days. Rarely do you see someone who cares about others but it is not that they are non existent. Compassion still lives in the royal hearts and this blog has proved it time and again.

    Today non violence feels like a fairy tale. We just can not give believers of non-violence and dreamers of peace if we don’t broaden our horizon and thats what I learned from this post.
    Today we need empathy to be placed in our heart rather than sympathy.

  11. AJ Walton

    2015-01-23 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Vinay,
    Beautiful article, I agree that the world needs peace and love, particularly in this time where we’re all so connected and everything we go gets magnified 1000fold by the media.

    I also think the world needs big dreamers who are ALSO big doers. Massive, coordinated action has the potential to help the 1-2 billion in the most need rise up out of poverty – clean water, education, women’s rights – it’s all another form of love and compassion in my mind.

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