How far would go to get what is necessary to progress yourviability? Do you step up and make an effort or fall short handed and let lifepass you by? Desperate times call for desperate measures. In a time of needpeople sometimes make some innate decisions; decisions which unmask the vastreality of truth behind one’s motives. The environment that a person is raisedin can contribute a great deal when it comes the overall reflection on theirdecisions, morals and beliefs.
The main cause of war and conflict are thefundamental ideals that shape what being a human is, not necessarily theexternal factors mankind has created. These factors only resemble the truenature of mankind. If you look at people from a socioeconomic perspective ithas an enormous impact. Considerable evidence in literature based on economicand social growth that was produced by eric thornbecke who is a professormajoring in economics at Cornell University has shown the relationship betweenincome inequality and economic growth along with a widespread of socialphenomena. The connections between the two show the key results are not limitedto political conflict but also issues in education, health and crime.
(thornbecke).It influences the way people organize, prioritize and carry out actions. A personwho is raised in a typically unstable home is more likely to make inhumandecisions because they of course don’t know any better, which brings to mypoint that I’ve made where people are the source of evil. But there’s a twist, is it evil in a sense of societalsurvival mechanisms or evil in a sense of lobbying? Some believe that money andreligion are the root of evil, that of which contributes to the conflict in theworld.
But money only emerged because it was a necessity in trading goods itbecame evil by the use of a person, Religion allows the combination of strengthand the achievement of many deeds; it’s the people that make the religion badwith the actions they choose to carryout. In the end what do you end up with?HUMANS! Humans “do or die”; Meaning they persist, even if death is the result(merriam-webster). Whenever soldiers invade a foreign country it’s because ahuman commanded them to. When thousands of people at a time lose their jobseven though they brought in a plethora of profit it is because of anotherhuman.If you take a moment to think then you’ll see that peopletypically don’t take the time to think ahead, if whatever they are aiming atquickly results in something positive they stick with it; They do this withoutcontemplating the fact that years later this very same event could possiblyhave a very negative effect. People also aren’t always capable at looking atsituations from more than one perspective, they can’t assess the truth aboutthe harm their actions may cause to others.
An extensive amount of studies has been conducted todetermine why humans do what they do. Steve Taylor who is a senior lecturer atLeeds Beckett University concluded that humans wage war and conflict becausethey are made up of selfish genes. Men are biologically primed to indulge inwar due to the large amount of testosterone contained within their body, seeingas though testosterone has been linked to aggression.
For both the male andfemale violence may also be linked to low levels of serotonin (steve taylor),which is a monoamine neurotransmitter that has been biochemically derived fromtryptophan and is primarily found in gastrointestinal tract, blood plateletsand central nervous system of animals and humans. (merriam-webster). Serotonincan influence a person’s social behavior and mood, depending on one’s levelsthe way your brain responds to anger can be affected.On a psychological level warfare has been said to bewidespread because it has positive effects on both the individual and thesociety. On a social level wars bring a sense of unity when the face of athreat has been thrown one’s way. It binds people together with a sense ofsolidarity causing them to behave honorably and unselfishly in the service ofthe greater good. (steve taylor). The problem with is, why does it take war andconflict to bring unity? Let’s look at 9/11; September 11th, 2001 was the daywhere a series of four systematize attacks occurred by the Islamic terroristgroup al-Qaeda which took place on the twin towers of the World Trade Center inNew York and also at the Pentagon which is the top military building inWashington DC.
(wiki) After the tragedy for a brief period of time America wasno longer divided. It was no longer Democratic vs. Republican but simply justAmericans coping with the outcome of the invasion of their freedom, securityand way of life. (thegazette.
com) They came together aimlessly because atrauma, which makes you think was it really for the greater good or a simplelonging to regain strength and power. On an individual level according to William James who wasthe first psychologist to investigate war people like creating war and conflictbecause it makes them feel more alive, alert and awake.” It supplies meaningand purpose, transcending the monotony of everyday life” (William james),meaning it gives to a motive to carry on. Why would war and conflict bringsomeone joy? You might ask. Simple warfare capacitates the declaration of humanquality that ones life may lack such as discipline, heroism, selflessness, and sacrifice.