The whole world is a piece. Sentiment and feelings affect people everywhere. No-one is immune, and that is the great thing about being human.
The whole human drama is constantly unfolding. And with it the figures.
The U.S. Army left Iraq a few days ago, and it is saddening to hear of a bombing that's killed 68. How can it be? The Shias and Sunnis are like two arms of the Muslim faith, the Shias follow Prophet Ali, the Sunnis follow the other Caliphs, but all follow Mohammed and Allah. So how and why are they bombing each other? They have every reason to be co-operative and rebuild their nation.
Humanity has the gift of reason, and when people show the gift of peace and tolerance to their neighbours, then they themselves too can enjoy peace, and with peace will come peaceful enjoyment of the gifts God has given you, helping communities grow and prosper.
Peace is like flowers, and we must all allow it to flourish.