What Does The World Need Today

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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. Corina Ramos

    January 19, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    What a beautiful post…I do love this song and it should be the world’s theme song. It’s a scary world we’re living in now and we should all be making a change for peace.

    Unfortunately it starts with our leaders and I just don’t see that happening any time soon but I do pray that one day they’ll want peace.

    Thank you for sharing the video. I haven’t heard that song in a long time. 🙂 Have a great week ahead.

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Hi Corina,

      I’m so glad that you like this post. Certainly, this is a beautiful song and I liked it the first time I heard. It has been used at many places, even on world events I think.

      Yes, too much unpleasant going around in the world. The mechanism of hatred and revenge is the most scary part. Actually, I believe in almost the opposite that it’s us only who can force governments to take action. However, the fact is clear that majority of people worldwide want peace.

      Thank you for praying for peace as that really matters. Thank you for visiting and commenting here. You too have a great week!

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    Debbie D.

    January 20, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Martin Luther King was an inspiration to us all and we definitely need more like him and Gandhi. Unfortunately, the megalomaniacs in this world will stop at nothing to gain power and humanity continues to suffer the consequences. Love and peace IS the ultimate ideal.

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Hi Debbie,

      MLK and MKG were both simple man but great personalities. They had a force with them that made them do wonders and conquer the world without even firing a bullet. They are indeed inspirations.

      To look at the big picture, the ones who want peace are more and the disturbing elements are few. So, I still have hope of love and peace prevailing in the world.

      Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

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    Ilka Emig

    January 20, 2015 at 1:53 am

    Hi Vinay!

    Thank you for putting together such a beautiful post 🙂

    The world situation does scare me. I can just publicly point out my view and be kind and peaceful to the people around me. I do agree though that peace and love are the answers and the way to go. I am glad you chose MLK and Gandhi as examples. There is a reason they are still remembered and keep inspiring so many people.

    When I was a teenager I had the MLK poster ‘I have a dream’ at my wall. Living in an international environment now I think sometimes ‘Wow! I am living MLK’s dream.’

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Hi Ilka,

      Thank you for appreciating this post.

      I agree that the world situation is scary, but there will be an order after this passing chaotic phase. I think what you do is very important and everyone should be doing that. Being kind and peace, you permeate love and peace everywhere.

      Great to know that you are now living MLK’s dream and making your dream come true must be great. MLK and Gandhi will continue to inspire because of their actions, and that’s we need to do in the world today.

      Thanks for visiting and contributing your views.

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    Nathaniel Kidd

    January 20, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Hello Vinay,

    This is a very inspiring post. We are in so much need of love, understanding, and peace. The world seems to still be filled with so much hatred, war, and lack of peace.

    The words of Martin Luther King still rings true today. Hatred of any kind does definitely paralyze life while on the other hand love will illuminate it. It is so much easier to show love towards one another if we give it a try.

    This also means being open to ideas we may not be use to. This means listening to the viewpoints of others and at the end of the day respecting each other even if we do not agree. This is much better than declaring war.

    As a retired Soldier, I know all too well how much of an impact war has on everyone. It is not worth it by any means. I love what Gandhi stood for as well. In his mind we were all equal and he believed in non-violence and peace. If we could incorporate more of what these awesome men stood for our world would be a better place to live in.

    Thank you for reminding us today the importance and the power of love!

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Hi Nathaniel,

      I’m glad you like the post inspiring. Hatred is destructive by nature, brewing hatred is like hurting yourself and the ones around you. The only ones who do that are the ones who are not happy with themselves and are confused because they don’t either understand themselves or life.

      You’re so right in everything you’ve written in your comment. It’s commendable that being a soldier you appreciate love and peace. Acceptance and tolerance is easy and if properly practiced, can avoid many a wars and violence.

      Definitely, war is not worth because it is inhuman so as to speak. Humans are supposed to be highly developed, but alas we don’t realize ourselves and live a life of ignorance.

      It’s amazing that in the modern world Gandhi could achieve by non-violence what nations could not with weapons and wars. I agree with you that we need to incorporate more of these inspiring men to create a heaven on Earth.

      Thanks for visiting and sharing your beautiful views.

  5. Brenda Lee

    January 20, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Hi Vinay,

    What a beautiful post! I wish it were as simple as saying “What does the world need now?” Well let’s just give it what it needs! But we can’t, can we. The world is not united as one and sad to say, I believe it’s becoming more divided. There are too many shallow minds and non-open ones. It would be nice if the violence were less. That everyone saw one another as one color. And that we all loved one another as brothers and sisters, but I’ll never live in a world like that. Simply because there is too much hatred in this world we live in and too many “wanna-be” gang bangers wanting to make a difference, but doing it the wrong way. Very sad to think of where our world has come from and where it is going to.

    I just don’t know why we all can’t just get along. 🙁

    B

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Hi Bren,

      Glad you like the post. I respect your views, however, I believe we can give the world what it needs irrespective of what is happening all around us. The change starts from us, and we need to be the change. The least and best we can do is what we really expect in this world to happen.

      Also, if we take a comprehensive look at the world, it’s only a small fraction and section of people who are divided in the sense creating disturbance. But the majority want peace and love in their lives.

      Yes, there are people with shallow non-open minds and they really need the light to make them realize that they are really living in the darkness. The practice of self-realization will bring a great change in the world.

      It’s all in the mind – we can all set things right and get together. We can get along if we strongly desire or will it, be love and peace, and the rest will happen on its own. The differences can be resolved if all concerned parties take a positive step towards it. Let’s hope that happens sooner. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting and contributing your beautiful views.

  6. Chery Schmidt

    January 20, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Hello Vinay & Harleena, Such an appropriate post for today! I loved everything about it.

    Your infographic with all those inspiring and motivational quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr Rocked as well as you Video with the song “What The World Needs Now!!”

    Thank You for the reminder.. Chery :))

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Hi Chery,

      Glad you liked the post. I hope the quotes and song help you to keep inspired and motivated to dream of a peaceful world.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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    Yvonne I. Wilson

    January 20, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Hi Vinay

    This is a timely and relevant post to what is happening today. The whole world is in shambles, and at a point of spiritual and moral decay. That didn’t happen overnight of course.

    There are those who simply have no regard for human life and who will stop at noghing to shed the blood of innocent life.

    The thing about the two great men you mentioned was that they sacrificed their lives.s because true love means laying down ones life for the sake of a cause and for others to gain their freedom. The trouble I find with many leaders, they lead without the sacrificial love.

    The world needs love and peace, more so love because where there is love there will be peace naturally.

    Great song, actually an all time favourite for me. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Yvonne,

      I agree that the world is in a bad state. It’s time to balance the diminishing spirituality and increased negativity with more people opting for self-realization and adopting positivity. Only love can overcome hate, the guns will make the people dead but not the hate.

      You’re right that this state of the world is a result of many negative reasons and processes that are going on for decades. It’s not possible to expect an immediate solution but we can initiate it’s reversal, which would one day result in a better world.

      It’s sad that people have drowned themselves in ignorance and deadened their conscience. They indulge in negative acts because they are filled with negativity and have lack of deeper understanding.

      I don’t see any world leader today who leads with sacrificial love and a life filled with the purpose to bring love and peace in the world. So, its the people who need to take charge and the responsibility and push the leaders and the governments to create the change.

      The first step to creating the change is loving and understanding yourself, accepting and tolerating others, and living in harmony. Thanks so much for your in-depth and insightful thoughts, I really appreciate it.

      You too have a great week ahead!

  8. Sylviane Nuccio

    January 20, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Hi Vinay,

    For sure the world can always use more love and peace, and it was true over 50 years ago when Martin Luther King said those words and it it still now.

    With the events that happened lately in France where some fanatics fought pens and crayons with war guns that even simple police guns could not fight againt, we can see that 50 years later and the world still needs to hear peaceful messages such as the big men you’re mentioning here have done.

    Thank you for writing about this so much needed topic.

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Hi Sylviane,

      To be realistic, good and evil, peace and war have always existed in the world. It will go on as long as the world exists. But what we can try is to maintain a balance and not let the evil get an upperhand. So, love and peace will always hold value forever.

      I’m sure the doers of the recent violent French incident would have realized that their act could not achieve what they were wanting, and it is a useless and more so counterproductive method. It only resulted in starting more of what they were wanting to end. Had their approach been non-violent and peaceful, the results would have been different.

      That’s the reason why MLK and Gandhi hold so much of importance and their teachings are so relevant. Using their approach, people can achieve and win without violence or wars.

      Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

  9. lisa thomson

    January 20, 2015 at 6:47 am

    This is so beautiful and timely, Harleena. Thank you for this reminder. I agree that the world needs more love. Love is the answer (in my book). I read a quote yesterday that really resonates for this post and leaders like Martin Luther King and Gandhi:

    “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      Glad you liked the post. Yes, love is the answer. And the solution also requires the right state of mind. So, it’s our emotions and thoughts that we need to develop to bring a change in ourselves and the world.

      Thanks for contributing your thoughts and the relevant quote.

  10. Marcy

    January 20, 2015 at 9:47 am

    As the sun sets on Martin Luther King Day here in California, I thank you for shining your light on these revolutionary visionaries of peace. You ask what is needed, and of course the answer is as complex and variegated as the causes of violence at all levels.

    I’ll add one of my favorite MLK quotes to your wonderful collection here: “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

    So how to have well-guided men, and women? How about we apply even more specifically the good idea many have already mentioned (inc. Hal David & Burt Bacharach)? I propose that we understand in concrete, practical terms HOW to love our children, from the very beginning, in ways that are proven to “hardwire” them with the capacities of the peacemaker: self-regulation, empathy, trust, imagination, emotional & intellectual flexibility.

    The idea that parents wield the most fundamental, lasting influence on the socio-emotional health of their children is not very politically correct. And, the notion that there are ideals toward which we might strive in any human endeavor is also un-PC, for it runs the risk of making people feel guilty. But our politically correct, responsibility-free mentality creates disempowerment and hopelessness instead!

    My proposition for young people today focuses on grass-roots empowerment and hope: If you’re deeply concerned about today’s world and where it’s going… if you feel like something is needed to heal our social and environmental issues… if you feel like you want to participate in a “solution revolution” but don’t quite know how… then as Gandhi so famously urged, be the change you want to see in the world, and raise children whose very beings are woven from that change. Raise the generation who has what it takes to turn this world around.

    Marcy Axness

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Marcy,

      I agree with you that the complex problem has a complex answer, but I add that the approach is surprisingly simple. I think the quote you mentioned in your comment says it all. We do everything to develop the material world around us, but we neglect the aspect of self-development.

      The point you bring out is very important. I strongly believe that creates the foundation of our lives. If we live our life in and with love, we’ll be intrinsically loving and positive. Definitely right parenting produces positive results.

      You’re absolutely right that the only solution to the prevailing and future problems is that you be the change you want to see in the world. Yes, right parenting and self-development are the keys to increase goodness in the world.

      With more positive and peaceful generations, there will be more love and understanding in the world, which will rule out the need of violence and wars. The onus lies on the parents, as you say, to raise the generation to change the world.

      Thank you for sharing such enriching and enlightening thoughts, I really appreciate it. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  11. Balroop Singh

    January 20, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Hi Vinay,

    This is a nice way to pay homage to the one who stood for equality and justice. Those who live in harmony with themselves can think of peace around them and contribute positively towards world peace. The world needs such great and inspiring leaders in modern times to keep the flame of universal love burning.

    There is no doubt that harmony and peace are being relegated to the background in the name of modernisation, which has made man self-centred and egoistic. In this race of establishing supremacy, love gets drowned and diluted. Lets think of weapons that create harmony, bullets that heal and love that carries us forward into a world free of strife, terrorism and selfishness.

    Thanks for such a thought provoking post. Have a nice week.

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      Vinay Kachhara

      January 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Balroop,

      We should always remind ourselves of the ideals we need to follow so we don’t drift from our path. And you can be on the path to peace, as you point out, only if you live in harmony with yourself. The first step indeed starts with the self. A developed self can contribute to develop the world. I believe not only do we need such great and inspiring leaders, but we too should try to be such to create a change at the grassroots level.

      I agree that the modernization is meaningless if it does not involve self-development. You’ve rightly described the problems and I hope we all realize that we as individuals need to take positive steps towards love and peace.

      I’m glad you like the post. Thank you for visiting and sharing your beautiful thoughts.

  12. Matex

    January 20, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Wow! You just blessed my soul in a early morning like this, love is the greatest and my Bible tells me to Love my neighbour as myself; indeed what the world needs is love. Racism is one of the ways souls are destroy and the world is been polluted thank God for the lives of the great legends you just mentioned now, they have live with their footprint and now we must embrace the value of Love. I declare today that am going to love everyone i encounter in te journey of Life and am going to treat everybody right. So help me God amen!

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    Mayura De Silva

    January 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Vinay,

    This is inspiring! 🙂 With the inspirational life stories of Martin Luther King and Mahathma Gandhi, this post is even more beautiful.

    Actually, I didn’t wanna wait until I read your post to listen to the song. Instead I had the song playing background while I read it and as I write this line as well 🙂

    You’re absolutely right there – Religion, race, color or whatever the reason it is, violence never gonna solve the problem. But with all the good out there, there’s bad too. Isn’t it? And merely criticizing the bad isn’t the solution either, I believe.

    Witnessing all the bombings, slaughters, crimes and terrorist attacks happened last few weeks, makes me think what this World is coming to. As we had civil war here for 3 decades, they hit home. But again it reminds me that’s only a small percentage doing this all, and most of us “good people” mind our own business when they could have help each others.

    But there’s always people who does help as much as they can and I wish many more will join the cause and care for others 🙂

    Recently I’ve had a little talk with a small kid selling stuff on the road. He was afraid I talked to him nicely and got me wrong first time, ’cause he used to hear harsh words from people and when people calls him nicely, it’s when they needs a discount or something in their mind, he said 🙂

    I think we need this type of posts to remind people love can change minds for good and this World is not bad as they perceived, even after many attempts. Every single person can make a change 🙂

    The World needs us to love it back and will do love as we can, hoping for a future that rejoice the peace everywhere with the tears of happiness 🙂

    You both have a wonderful week, Vinay and Halreena 🙂

    Cheers…

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    Ajay Pai

    January 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    HI Vinay,

    A very good post indeed. I would rather add “HOPE” and make it a triangle wish.

    Love Peace and Hope. Let Aha-now be the ray of hope.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a Superb week ahead.

  15. Siddaiah

    January 20, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Hi Vinay,
    Martin luther King’s “i have a dream slogan” ignites my inner strength, believers of non violence “Mahatma Gandhi” shown way to satyagrah without violence, really these two things World need right now, thank you for sharing this amazing people’s concepts.

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    Vernon Layne

    January 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Vinay,

    I think the world needs love, peace, hope, tolerance and forgiveness. We all suffer brokenness in our life. When I look at the world I see a world of brokenness. I believe before we can amend the brokenness in the world we must amend it in ourselves first. Then we can go out and help save one person at a time and always remembering we can’t save the world but He can. What Dr King and Gandhi did we can all do only if the love for others come first.

  17. donna merrill

    January 20, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Vinay,

    What a beautiful post you have put together. And like the song says “what the world needs now is love sweet love”

    Here you mention Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandhi. These two men have shown us the way of non violence. How we can achieve things without using brute force. They are my heroes!

    But how can we as individuals create a peaceful world? I think it first starts within us. We need to be peaceful ourselves, work on judgement, to me judging is God’s job, not mine!

    Whatever small actions we do, we must do peacefully. We can talk all we want, but if we lead by example, it does spread. And if we only spread it to one other human being, we have done a good job.

    I do live by the saying “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you” I grew up as a child with this in mind. So it is part of me. Maybe that is the first step.

    -Donna

  18. Carol Amato

    January 21, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Hi, Vinay,

    What a timely article and beautiful message – right now at the beginning of a new year and on MLK’s day.

    Yes, the world does need love, and to me I would not really understand love without the Lord in my life. He’s taught me about the true meaning of life, for which I’m so thankful! 🙂

    We do need to be loving people and show compassion for everyone, like the song says – not just for some!

    Definitely agree on non-violence unless it’s to protect self or nation.

    Thanks for sharing.

    ˜Carol

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    Maxwell Ivey

    January 21, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Hi Harleena; I loved your post in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day. What we need is more love patience tollerance and understanding. but we need to start by loving and being kind to ourselves. from that foundation we can extend to loving our families, neighborhood, nations, and then the world. It is sad to see those people wanting to spread hate using things like the internet to push forward their messages of hate jealousy intollerance and greed. It was great of you to include the link to the song. I hope your post is one of many voices that lift up together to finally bring the peace love and brotherhood the world needs. thanks so much for sharing, Max

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    Lorraine Reguly

    January 21, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Peace, love, and happiness… for sure.

    No fighting, no wars, no crimes, no pain… also for sure.

    And more caring people to spread the good word! 😉

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    Neamat Tawadrous

    January 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    This is one wonderful post and I agree with you 100% that the world needs love more than anything because if there is love, peace and hope and every other good thing will follow. There is poverty for love in the world today and the world needs to get closer to GOD to know the true love and in return spread it. It starts with each and everyone of us from within ourselves to change and be filled with love in order to give it back.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful song which is my all time favorite and for the infographic with all the inspiring quotes of MLK. Thanks also for mentioning the two icons MLK and MKG and their message which is still needed today more than ever. I love both of them and they are a great example to follow.

    Thanks Vinay and Harleena for a wonderful and inspiring post. Have a great week ahead.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat

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    Angela McCall

    January 21, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Hi Vinay,

    That is so true. This world needs more LOVE because it’s what makes the world go round. I love that song by Dionne Warwick. She couldn’t sing it any better. In the bible, by the way, it says that “GOD IS LOVE.”

    Without LOVE, the world is like without God. Without God is like being in hell. And I don’t think I want that. If the world has enough LOVE, there will be NO famine, no poverty, no suffering, no war, no thing except…LOVE.

    …but then that will be like HEAVEN, right?

    The older the world the worst it becomes. I don’t think the world is going to get any better. We have weapons that could blew up a country in a second, people are making more destructive tool instead of donating all these money to the poor, every one wants to build more and more destructive materials…just to prove who is the most POWERFUL.

    The world becomes very selfish. As it is prophesied in the bible, Earth will be destroyed and then God will start over again, just like in the BEGINNING, when it was VOID and has NO FORM, doesn’t have anything. God has to CREATE a new world and this time NO MORE jealousy, hatred, famine, or selfishness…the world will have full of LOVE.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful message to us.

    God Bless,
    Angela

  23. Sri Varshan R Y

    January 21, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    IMHO our World needs humanity, food products that are chemical free, medicines at a lower price, educational system reformed, well the list could be a huge one if I start them listing here and yes there might be some voices which may say that I am a little pessimistic about the world, but the truth is there are never going to be great leaders like the ones we had in the past, instead of expecting one to bring the change, I think we need to change ourselves for a better world. Just my few cents, btw the article is damn good and yes we all need love, thanks for sharing.

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    Mi Muba

    January 22, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Hi Vinay

    A very heart touching post; this word really needs more love, more peace and more happiness.

    Actually it is we all who have let every blessing to go wasted and never availed any and now in bankruptcy of good and in abundance of bad.

    When Barrack Obama was elected first ever black President of USA many newspapers at that time put the headline of his victory as “FINALLY KING’S DREAM COME TRUE”.

    So more important is to see dreams, if they are rational and near to reality they will sooner or later come true. IT is not necessary that dreamer of a dream must make it come true himeslef. If it is really meaningful his coming generations do it for him.

    Once Lord Budha was asked about the reality of super human beings which live over the sky. He suggested to questioner that let first discover the whole universe and then think beyond it. This is sufficient to tell how focussed peace lovers are and want to make this world a happier place to live.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this post that is really a need of our time.

  25. Jennifer Kennedy

    January 22, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you so much for this post. It is super timely as you mentioned.

    I completely agree with you that the world needs more love. It also needs more empathy, which I suppose is part of love. It seems as if just because one person doesn’t experience the same type of life as someone else that that person’s experience isn’t valid. We need to have a better understanding of our brothers and sisters even if we ourselves don’t have the same experience as them. Their experience isn’t less valid because we aren’t feeling the same.

    But, I guess the question is how can we get people to love more…to put themselves in someone else’s shoes.

    Thank you for this post.

  26. Babanature

    January 23, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Hello Vinay,
    This is yet another powerful post on peace and love.
    The two major things that is affecting this world are lack of peace and racism.
    If the world can truly follow the way of peace and love, then the world will definitely be one, why? because love rules…

    Thanks for such a lovely post. Do have a wonderful week 🙂

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    AJ Walton

    January 23, 2015 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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    Swadhin Agrawal

    January 23, 2015 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.

  29. Barbara Charles

    January 24, 2015 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,
    Barbara

  30. Sherman Smith

    January 24, 2015 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!

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    Philip Verghese Ariel

    January 24, 2015 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

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    Bo Tipton

    January 27, 2015 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.

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    Ankit Yadav

    January 31, 2015 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.

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    Yatin Khulbe

    February 5, 2015 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.

  35. Micah

    February 6, 2015 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.

  36. ugwuanyi

    February 15, 2015 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.

  37. Neetika

    February 17, 2015 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.




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