Peace Is Like an Olive Tree
INSPIRATIONAL, 15 May 2017
Building peace takes time. There is no easy way. It is easier to start a war.
If you plant an olive tree, it takes 50 years until you can harvest olives, but you can cut it down in 2 minutes.
Building peace is like nurturing an olive tree.
— As said to the author by Norwegian TRANSCEND member Jorgen Johansen.
Dietrich Fischer (1941-2015) from Münsingen, Switzerland, got a Licentiate in Mathematics from the University of Bern 1968 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University 1976. 1986-88 he was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University. He has taught mathematics, computer science, economics and peace studies at various universities and been a consultant to the United Nations. He was co-founder, with Johan Galtung, of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment in 1993.
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