It isn't that the world has no peace; it's that man knows not what to do with it. He conceptualizes sociopolitical headway only from a point of conflict: man vs woman - white vs black; bourgeoisie vs proletariat. His unity of purpose is null sans an enemy. Man courts conflict.
He grades his enemies hierarchically. It is from this antagonistic purview that he builds community. If an alien mothership attacked earth today, all other conflicts would cease. Women will call upon men to protect them. Black & white man will walk arm in arm.
So then, a common enemy instructs community more than love ever will. And what informs a common enemy? Collective hate! We are a society that runs - predominantly - on collective hate. And even in the absence of conflict - in the presence of ethereal peace - we would still fight.
It is for this reason, the romantic man has many handkerchiefs. When his friends are sleeping, he laments the world. He imagines a perfect, unsullied existence, & suffers immensely awakening to the same tribulations. The romantic man runs helter-skelter like a headless chicken.
When he is not in the streets, he is in the church. He seeks salvation, not his potential. Kierkegaard says, "he uses not the freedoms he has, but pursues those he doesn't have". Once he's secured these, he stores them in the suitcase, & heads out again. To fight for his rights.
He'll live his life fighting & die contending that earth had no peace. Looking forward to peace in heaven, that he disregarded on earth. That is why earth men say to the dead, "rest in peace". Yet there is no peace yonder that is not here. Find your peace amidst the noise.

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