Defending peace and stuff definitely does not gaurantee an easy life, on the contrary, it's a very hard life. But hey, the purpose of life isn't to get everything you want, it is to have a purpose and fulfill it. So what if you're persecuted, you're doing what's right and will feel good about who you are. Imagine living in a road warrior scenario, would you ant to have everything you need and hide away by yourself? Or would you try to help others and risk losing it all? Life is only worth it if you are doing something meaningful, relationships are where it's at.