Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaking to elitedaily.com on behalf of Peacejam‘s 1 Billion Acts of Kindness campaign.

“It’s very important to avoid seeing peace as something that always has to come with war attached to it.

“In my youth, I associated peace with all of the terrible things happening around me: violence, persecution, war, and so much fear. It was all about life or death.

“If I could give my younger self a piece of advice, it would be to view peace as something that can also stem from creativity and thinking positively, not necessarily as something that simply counters violence.”

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