Personal Narrative: The Importance Of Nonviolence

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A single bomb detonated in the sky in 1945, instantly shattering tens and thousands of innocent lives . Below the forming mushroom clouds, deforming people screamed for one another, as the atomic bomb descended towards the cities of Japan. However, 72 years have passed by, but our world still contains thousands of dreadful weapons to threaten each other. In addition, fewer people are aware of the dark past, where so many suffered against. However, such violence caused a need for politics of nonviolence. My trip to Nagasaki has made me appreciate the importance of building peace through nonviolence.
Last summer, I visited Nagasaki as a peace ambassador from Tokyo. Although Nagasaki was one of the two cities bombed, it had recovered into the
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Nagai was taking Catholicism more seriously than his life made me realize how selfish I am. I only pray to God when I want, and I wouldn’t give up my life for praying. Dr. Nagai had chosen to pray for peace instead of living a longer life. But not only that, I have been educated like this, and the churches in Nagasaki have also been learning from Dr. Nagai’s life. That is why the whole area around Nagasaki seems different from other places I’ve visited. The efforts of the churches, accepting Dr. Nagai’s will of nonviolence have made the residents of Nagasaki realize the importance of living a with faith. From Dr. Nagai, learned that he was acting as nonviolence, by not hating America, even in his heart and instead, took the bombing a key to write books calling upon world …show more content…
Nagai did. A quote from Martin Luther King Jr. teaches us how we ca work at it. “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” The first time I heard about Martin Luther King was when I was in first grade. Being half American and half Japanese, I spent my childhood in America. When I was going to a school in America, they taught us about him on Martin Luther King Day. I remember chanting with the radio of the “I have a dream” speech. Back then, I had no idea of what he exactly contributed, but now I have found myself amazed by his career. Not only did he give his speeches, but he has acted with nonviolence. The Montgomery bus boycott Martin Luther King protested in resulted with the Supreme Court ruling that the segregation was not acceptable on the public buses. Back those days, black people were segregated on the buses by, giving up seats for the white or sitting in the back of the bus. But instead of forcefully arguing on the buses, the boycott acted by walking home by foot with nonviolence, both physically and internally. From this incident, I was surprised how the black took in part of the boycott instead of raging anger with a group. Because, over 70% of the passengers of the public buses were black, I would have thought that the whole group would have mass protests in violence to have

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