The Letter of Peace says, "most people" desire peace from the bottom of their hearts." As you can see, the Letter is realistic. It doesn't try to belie itself nor anyone else. The truth is what allows consent of wills.

First of all, I have to say that not everyone wishes peace but a majority does. There are those who are in favor of confrontations and disagreements. They agree, for instance, on not having harmonious relations between parents and children, between social bodies or between nations. They profit from this state of affairs and want this to continue.

Secondly, many of us sometimes don't want peace with the whole being and are not coherent with all the consequences of peace. Though we do wish peace "from the bottom", which is certainly the most important thing, we are not always consistent in daily life. We act against peace many times. People do not rally together around a common cause by just telling them that it is easy and that it has immediate and always positive and definitive results.

The Letter of Peace is, I repeat, realistic. It says that "there are many obstacles" in building peace. These obstacles are individual, social, internal and external. So, it is therefore a progressive and never ending path.

What is the Letter
of Peace's aim?

After these first sentences there is, let's say, a declaration of wills.

The Letter of Peace has two aims: the first one is "to point out some principles to help overcome obstacles" which are, on one hand, opposed to peace and, on the other, to "offer a foundation upon which to build peace solidly".

These are the Letter's aims. In the summary-conclusion these main obstacles and pillars will be recalled.

The Letter is not a God which solves everything by magic. It only "indicates" and "points out". This is its greatest advantage and its responsibility. The task of building peace is every person's task individually and socially.

The Ten Paragraphs

In general, every paragraph of the Letter of Peace addressed to the U.N can be understood by itself, out of its context. However, these paragraphs are also progressive, in other words, the following paragraphs are better understood once the previous ones have been read. Hence, they also represent a unity.

Most people trust that human nature is good. So, disagreements and wars begin because people think they are more than they are. They wish to be more than they are by extending their limits to possess and demand more space, goods, time, friends, etc, than needed. This fact generates conflicts and fights. Accepting the reality of our existence with joy, what we really are, is a good way to reduce and to eliminate those difficulties. Being as realistic as we can about our existence, the Letter of Peace rejects the basis on ideas formed beforehand, on ideologies or suppositions. It wants to be as objective as possible. This is done by the self evident facts it shows.