Many will inspire you: Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Emily Car, Mahatma Gandhi, and much more difficult people to follow (Epictetus, Mary Magdalene).
Every present day culture or country leads by example, making daily compromises and making individual and collective choices.
To intentionally live through the principles of freedom, personal choice and democracy to name only a few.
To intentionally work out conflict and violence to live a more loving and creative life.
Inner peace is one quality of mind that is essential and requires an ongoing commitment to obtain at best in a peace meal way.
Inner peace is lost when violent and intent on destruction.
Part of the solution is to work for better peace in ones own life and for the same in others who share in these principles for peace or preaching nonviolence.