War Is Not Just An Event Essay

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War is something that has been happening since the beginning of human civilization and it is something that will not stop anytime soon. Webster dictionary defines war as “a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations”, but war is much more than that. Every society believes they have an idea of what war is, what causes a war, why wars are fought, and many more seemingly generic answers. War is not just an event. War is an idea, a principle, and a mindset. The truth is that war is something different for every person on Earth because war affects all people in vastly different ways. In actuality, only a small percentage of world population has actually seen “open and declared armed hostile conflict.” Most people rely on others to tell them what war is, why it’s being fought, and what the goal of it is. With second hand sources, it is easy to miss critical pieces of information from both sides and that could cloud one’s judgement. The next question about war is why? Why are wars fought? What is the point if they always end in thousands or even millions of deaths from both sides? That is why war is not just an event, war is an idea. War is being willing and able to step up and fight for what one believes is right. A great man by the name of John Stuart Mill once said “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse.…

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