I should have known better than to open my big mouth............................:)
What is peace? That is too broad a word; need to define it. Same with harmony--what is that? Compassion--what is that? Ever--giving--what is that???
Long suffer for the sake of another and self sacrifice for the sake of others can be very harmful to the giver--and the givee as well. And what does it mean to be 'self sacrificing' ??
First I'd like to add to things that are universally moral. The selfless conscience is a capacity universally imbued in all humans with normally functioning minds. It is the means to which objective morality actually becomes objective in my opinion.
freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.
"you can while away an hour or two in peace and seclusion"
synonyms:tranquility, calm, restfulness, peace and quiet, peacefulness, quiet, quietness;
"can't a man get any peace around here?"
freedom from or the cessation of war or violence.
"the Straits were to be open to warships in time of peace"
synonyms:law and order, lawfulness, order, peacefulness, peaceableness, harmony, nonviolence;
"we pray for peace
the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.
"four-part harmony in the barbershop style"
agreement or concord.
"man and machine in perfect harmony"
synonyms:accord, agreement, peace, peacefulness, amity, amicability, friendship, fellowship, cooperation, understanding, consensus, unity, sympathy, rapport, like-mindedness;
unison, union,concert, oneness, synthesis;
"the villagers live together in harmony"
sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
"the victims should be treated with compassion"
synonyms:pity, sympathy, empathy, fellow feeling, care, concern, solicitude, sensitivity, warmth, love, tenderness, mercy, leniency, tolerance, kindness, humanity, charity
"have you no compassion for a fellow human being?"
Long suffering and self sacrifice for the benefit of another is not negative towards the other; and yes the level of detriment or discomfort one should endure for another can vary based on the severity of the need. Obviously you wouldn't need to sacrifice your life in order to hold a door open for someone, or help them carry something. Likewise; offering a dollar to a man actively shooting others most likely wouldn't really be beneficial to any, and could prove exceedingly detrimental to ones own health.
It really is very simple, though I'm sure you wish it was not for some reason.
Self sacrifice could mean missing a show you were looking forward to seeing because someone needed a favor. Or it could mean literal martyrdom, standing in the face of death do what one knows to be good. So basically self sacrifice would be setting aside ones own wants and needs in order to help another percievably in need in cases that you can. Obviously you can't do something about everything and you can't help everyone who needs it; let alone who wants it.
having or showing patience in spite of troubles, especially those caused by other people.
"his long-suffering wife"
synonyms:patient, forbearing, tolerant, uncomplaining, stoic, stoical, resigned;
easygoing, indulgent,charitable, accommodating,forgiving, understanding
"her long-suffering parents"
the giving up of one's own interests or wishes in order to help others or to advance a cause.
synonyms:self-denial, selflessness, unselfishness;
self-discipline,abstinence, asceticism,abnegation, self-deprivation,moderation, austerity,temperance, abstention
"the self-sacrifice of these young men and women is indeed admirable"
I'm sorry if the standard definitions are too broad for you. They seem quite right to me; especially harmony.
what is peace....comon man
faith in selfless unity for good