In 1952, on an island near Japan, scientists were giving monkeys sweet potatoes. They would drop the sweet potatoes in the sand; the monkeys liked the potatoes, but they found the sand and grit unpleasant.
One day a young monkey named Imo, discovered the trick of washing the potatoes in the salty ocean. She taught this technique to her mother. Imo’s playmates learned this new method and they taught their mothers. Unless monkeys were taught this new social improvement, they continued to eat dirty sweet potatoes. In time, hypothetically, ninety nine monkeys had learned to wash the sweet potatoes. That’s when something startling happened.
When one more monkey learned to wash the sweet potatoes, becoming the hundredth monkey; suddenly all the monkeys on the island knew to wash their potatoes without being taught. The added energy of the hundredth monkey created this ideological advancement. But there is more...
Surprisingly the habit of washing sweet potatoes jumped over the sea; suddenly colonies completely unrelated to the island colony of monkeys began washing their sweet potatoes without being taught.
The washing idea spread because there is value in the idea, it was a better way of doing things. The idea of peace and compassion has the biggest reward for the general population of this planet. The more we think it, teach it and practice it, the more it will spread.
Why will it spread? Because it’s simply a better way of doing things.