Is war ever a solution?
Question from the Internet:
“Why do humans always try to solve problems with war?”
We have no other “solutions”. Our lives — knowingly, unknowingly — are defined by constant, ruthless, mutually exclusive competition, survival, and success at the expense of others.
This is how our inherently egocentric, subjective, self-serving, and exploitative nature drives us. From games to sport, from workplaces to politics, everything is about triumphing over others, defeating, overcoming others and we receive genuine pleasure from seeing others fail, lose.
There is a saying that “I do not mind if one of my eyes is poked out, as long as my enemy loses both eyes”.
This is not “criminal or evil”, this is how our inherent nature works. The problem is that we always try to blame, identify, prosecute, censor, and destroy others we deem as “evil” — when in fact, we are all the same.
Thus if we truly want to prevent further wars, if we truly want to create peace and facilitate our collective survival — and there is only collective, global survival in Nature’s fully integrated, lawful system — then we need to start fighting the real enemy: our own nature.
Only when each and every one of us — starting with a unique, more sensitive and more willing, critical minority — recognizes and accepts that the true problem is within us, then can we start applying the effective remedy: gradually changing, correcting, upgrading ourselves through the right, purposeful and practical method.
We need to learn and implement how to build “Nature-like”, selfless, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing interconnections and cooperation between us — above and against our protesting, fighting egos. We can methodically learn how to recruit, harness Nature’s evolutionary forces to help us, since Nature’s laws of mutual integration, Nature’s evolution are “genuinely interested” in assisting Human integration, Humanity becoming similar to, adapted to Nature.
We have no other avenue for solving our mounting global problems and safeguarding our collective Human survival in Nature’s integral system.
This fight against ourselves is the biggest war of our life, but a war we can win together and by that build peace between us.