i think the most peaceful way to exist is to try to be conscientious of our actions whenever possible so as to not cause any pain or hurt to others. and to realize that when we hurt, we retaliate in extreme and subtle ways that we may not even realize.
i think we are all doing our best to be happy. and a little self awareness and accountability for our actions and their consequences (their effects on others) goes a long way and can prevent harm.
it's hard for me to believe in the good in others when they refuse to see it in me and pigeon hold me to a limited concept. to generalize based on one instance is the biggest form of ignorance. to accept that no one is perfect and even those dearest to you can screw up is divine.