After Alfred Nobel’s passing in San Remo on December 10, 1896, the unexpected establishment of a special peace prize under his name sparked immense interest. Alfred Nobel rewrote his will to donate more than 90 percent of his life earnings to create the symbol of respect and honor for those who have made contributions to peace and the betterment of mankind, the symbol that is now known as the Nobel Peace Prize.
“While we can only speculate about his motives, we see how public opinion can easily be bought in our world. Today, most people know Alfred Nobel only for his contributions to peace, and the darkness of his past is largely overlooked. Unfortunately, money speaks, and if one can afford to pay a few million dollars, public opinion can change for the better. In much the same way, mass media is bought as well.”
“People must realize the need for serious change. The change will still come from above our reasoning and intellect, but only when we are ready for it. When we see the dead end approaching and reach the decision to change our egoistic ways, salvation will come. I still hope that it can happen quickly and smoothly, and it is one of the key reasons why I invest so much into teaching and spreading the wisdom of connection. If Alfred Nobel had such a change of heart, others can too.”