Can we justify war for peace?

Question from the Internet:

“To what extent does war justify peace?”

War justifies peace (or peace justifies war), when we wage war against ourselves, when we fight against our inherently selfish, egocentric, subjective and exploitative nature that causes war, constant ruthless competition against others, which makes us succeed at the expense of others.

We all need to accept that the source of war and destruction is in us — and it is not in other people, other nations or religions.

Then we all need to agree to learn how to build positive, mutually responsible and mutually completing interconnections, cooperation with others — above and against our instincts.

There will be peace “outside”, while constant fight, war “inside”. This dynamic balance and homeostasis will create a unique, qualitatively much higher, collective life experience for humanity.



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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.