This is real work. This is hard work. This will take time.
The means we use will determine what ends we achieve. If we desire peaceful and prosperous ends, then we must only pursue peaceful means. Violent means cannot achieve peaceful ends. This is true without exception. Peace exists in the absence of violence, not because of it and certainly not in its presence. This is in fact the myth of the state, that violence can create peace and order. It cannot and we must reject this myth by being peaceful ourselves.
Below are a few of my favorite quotes regarding this topic. These are the things I think about every day when I wake up and ask myself "how am I going to live today?" You may or may not choose to take them to heart, but they are the driving force behind every conscious action I take.
The greatest danger to the State is independent intellectual criticism.
Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you thousands will be saved.
-Seraphim of Sarov
Fire in the head, peace in the heart.
I will also ask our readers to take the time to watch Leonard Read's excellent presentation: "How to Advance Liberty"