WAR AS IT IS

Conflict is one of the most primitive aspects of human civilization. Conflict is indeed inevitable because differences in ideas and opinions will always create conflict. Throughout history, there have been conflicts everywhere and we are conditioned to think about the good guy and bad guy concept because only the Victorious write the history. Conflicts are always a result of misunderstanding, but clear understanding is only possible if we consider the perspectives of both sides. Today very few of us will give terrorism a good light because we don’t completely understand terrorism. Similarly, we are more drawn towards taking sides in war because of the narrative in place at that time and in that region. But war isn’t about taking sides.

The UN, which is an independent body to stop war and ensure global peace, states that 2,000,000,000 people are affected by war and violence and will live in extreme poverty by 2030. Now if we believe that there are 8 billion people in the world. 25% of the world’s population is affected by war and will live in extreme poverty. 72% of the refugees originate from just 5 countries. 52% of the refugees originate from Syria, Ukraine, and Afghanistan. Now what is common in these countries is that there is our “Big Brother” like in 1984 by George Orwell who wants control. Whether it’s Bashar Al Assad, Vladimir Putin, or the infamous Taliban. This need for control, hunger for resources and more importantly the lust for power creates a wall between good and evil inside humans and ultimately people do terrible things, and we end up in terrible situations.

 

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