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Is there such thing as too little conflict?
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Posted 6/16/14 , edited 6/16/14



I hate to be that guy but....



What about the good war has done for us? Bolstering the economy! Creating jobs! Unifying us! Expanding our territory!
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Posted 6/16/14
Yes, when there is no conflict.

Bring in the next one--
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Posted 6/16/14
Conflict does not advance humanity it tries to preserve the way,( ideology, religion, economics), of the victor. Capitalism it's self is reliant on conflict, peace causes capital to stagnate. Technology does advance in conflict; but what type does it advance, nuclear, bio weapons, drones, A.I. at some point the bulk of humanity won't be needed. Note that several conflicts recently fought Iraq, Afghanistan, there really doesn't seem to be any victor.
Posted 6/16/14 , edited 6/16/14
I used to think that, but not anymore. Honestly (mock me if you will) but Aria changed my opinion on how I look at life, humanity, and perfection. We don't need conflict between people - or even conflict with nature - in order to advance. All we need is the drive to do better.

You can get the drive to do better from conflict, but only if you're too lazy to make yourself better purely for its own sake.

Humanity gets better through conflict because, collectively, we are too lazy to get better for its own sake.

That's just my opinion, though, so ignore it or disagree with it if you wish.

PS - Aria and other slice of life stories that I love are forms of narrative with very little (if any) actual conflict

EDIT - Note, that i'm primarily speaking about conflict that dissolves relationships. To some degree, conflict is unavoidable. If you want to get around a corner and a wall is in your way, you are in conflict with the wall. I'm not saying that walls are unnecessary. I guess i'm referring more to relationship-destroying conflict as opposed to simple problem solving or disagreement in general.
Posted 6/16/14
conflict is already at its minimal. you wouldn't have a small percentage of wealthy otherwise
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Posted 6/16/14
Conflict on a macro scale...what good comes out of it (such as useful technological advances) is not in balance with the ways in which it causes harm, suffering, disharmony, etc. This world has seen plenty of conflict, and conflict is abundant today. It'd be far better if there was virtually no conflict (can't realistically expect zero conflict). You are right that conflict can lead to positive things in a round-about way, but virtually no conflict would be far better than things remaining as they are and have been.
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Posted 6/16/14
conflict is a natural part of life theres no too little or too much
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Posted 6/16/14 , edited 6/16/14
Conflict can come to varying degrees

in psychology there is something called "Positive conflict" and "Negative conflict"


the names are self explanatory ~~ one brings good and joy while others bring the death of the entire human race


lets get one thing clear WAR AND CONFLICT ARE TO TOTALLY DIFFERENT THINGS

war is some MUCH MUCH MUCH bigger than a conflict ~~ we're talking something where ppl lose their lives, and in today world the added probability of TOTAL SELF-ANNIHILATION


conflict on the other hand is simply two people arguing it out, debating (kinda like this) a conflict can even be a simple fist fight of some girl at a bar you just met ~ if not settled it can progress to more horrid nigtmares

try not to get the too confused

+ conflict doesn't at all help humanity evolve, much more like "Devolution" ~~ which is entirely possible // as crazy as it sounds some believe humans are devolving from all this technology and conflicts changing into wars

Humans evolution is much more complicated than previously thought ~~ Conflict, Technology, Needs, in the Realm of science Evolution is still a completely mystery when only know very little about the subject or topic

War doesn't benefit humanity in the least


WW2 for example it doesn't matter who won the war or how much technological growth the increased around the world

it didnt matter who won WW2 the world was literally screwed

IF germany won the would be now (assuming a lot of factors by 2014) would own a large portion of the world you could practically call them Britannia from code geass

and now lets look at reality

as a result of WW2 we had the cold war, the cuban missile crisis, and middle east still has shown no or little improvement since after WW2 we just added to the problems (which some believe still to be happening today), and even worse all it takes is a simple Genius to hack into the worlds in fracture to cause mass anarchy/chaos/mayhem (as seen to what could be possibly in watchdogs which can happen in reality)


it would take that genius to, too hold the entire world hostage by hacking into nuclear missiles, it can take some mad man or idiot to pres a shiny red button to launch a nuke at a country

or the person guarding the button or silo to be eating launch or drinking coffee spilling it every where and launching it, o bouncing a bouncy ball that hits the button or falls asleep at guard watch


and its even possible in this day and age to make a fully evolved and self aware A.I we see it everywhere too though its more "shackled" as the game Mass Effect might put it

Conflict is horrible it always manifest into something more horrid ~~ causing the next generations to come to suffer from it

my fingers hurt for this rant lol


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Posted 6/16/14 , edited 6/16/14
The Sith have it right. Peace is a lie. There is only Passion. Through Passion I gain Strength. Through Strength, I gain Power. Through Power, I gain Victory, and through Victory my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.
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Even though maybe I shouldn't have, I read what you wrote. And I came to a startling conclusion. Proof-reading is useful.
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Posted 6/17/14 , edited 6/17/14

DeadlyOats wrote:

The Sith have it right. Peace is a lie. There is only Passion. Through Passion I gain Strength. Through Strength, I gain Power. Through Power, I gain Victory, and through Victory my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.


your right the sith do have it right


Sausage is a lie ~ There is only Bacon ~Through bacon ~ i gain weight through ~ weight i gain mass ~ through mass my belt has finally broken free once again

then there is a cookie version too




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Posted 6/17/14 , edited 6/17/14
Yes. An absolute lack of conflict is unnatural. Conflict begets life. Life begets conflict. That said, the conflict that is embodied by a white blood cell devouring a bacterium isn't identical to that of a war raged over water rights. The latter isn't necessary, though it's still an example.
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Posted 6/17/14
There will never be too little conflict because people will always find something new to bitch about no matter how good living conditions we can achieve (even if everyone has those good living conditions).
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Posted 6/17/14
Wars are heartless, but sometimes necessary.
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