Any NBA fan knows that former bad boy Ron Artest has changed his name to World Peace. World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers who had anger management issues as a player for the Indiana Pacers must believe having World Peace sewed on to his basketball jersey will move us closer to the unachievable goal of world peace.
There is certainly nothing wrong with striving for world peace, but as long as there is food, water, gas and oil to fight for, wars and fighting for these resources will continue. Artest who is financially secure as a basketball player improves income inequality by giving back to the community. He was part of charitable enterprises in Houston,TX and now in the city of Angels.
What World Peace could do from his very visible and influential role as an NBA basketball player is to solve the problem of perplexing priorities, meaning he should let young basketball players know that wasting too much time trying to make it to the National Basketball Association is generally poor judgement. This a much more achievable moment of impact than the amorphous push to world peace.