The United States of America has a peace deficit. We are a nation with too many hurting people due to negative behaviors among us ranging from coarse civil discourse to microaggression to violent crime.
Aggression and violence are preventable. Moreover, there is a wide array of practical solutions available for people to resist aggression and violence and instead choose peace.
Peaceful practices are people practices. They work only when people understand, choose, implement, and sustain them. Unfortunately, too few of us regularly and consistently put peaceful practices into practice. Essentially then, we have a peaceful people deficit.