Post Reply And so the cycle continues
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An American soldier in foreign lands has his gun to a terrorist's head. The terrorist asks him why he's doing this. The American replies that it's because terrorists took away his father before blowing his brains out. The soldier doesn't know that the terrorist has a son of his own.

His son grows up and seeks vengeance on America for taking his dad away. He sneaks onto American soil with a bomb strapped to his chest. He goes to a populated area. A man notices what is about to happen and asks him why. The son says that it's because Americans took his dad away before detonating the bomb. T son doesn't know the man who is caught in the blast has a son of his own.

His son grows up and seeks vengeance on the terrorists for taking his dad away. He becomes a soldier and tracks down terrorists. He has his gun to the head of one, and the terrorist asks why he's doing this. The American replies than it's because terrorists took away his father before blowing his brains out. He doesn't know the terrorist has his own son.

His son grows up and seeks vengeance on America.....

And so the cycle continues.

What do you think about this cyclic nature of hatred between people?

Discuss.
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wish we can stop fighting and hold hands like when we were in kindergarten

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Death is something that happens to everyone at some point. Giving up your life to seek revenge might seem noble, but it's awfully stupid in the end. It's nice to think that parents would wish for something better for their kids. But some parents are so filled with hate that they can't even wish for their child to have a positive future. They're an unfortunate product of their situation.

People also fail to take the time to distinguish between friend and foe. I could find a life worth saving, or at least helping, in any s**thole country no matter how big or small, including this one. Then again, it would take me a lot less time to find someone to kill. Terrorist attacks annoy the hell out of me. Generalization is a problem in so many aspects of modern civilization, including the hate and stupidity that spawns terrorism.

People are idiots capable of love and prone to hate. They'll look down on people who don't deserve it, and look up to people who don't deserve their popularity, superiority, or position. Still, so many wish they could fill those shoes. They want to be better than the rest. Or at least hate themselves less.

We can't stop this endless cycle. People will always hate people with different beliefs, and they'll fight for what they believe, no matter how fanciful or nonsensical that stupid belief is.
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It's human nature.
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why cant they forgive each other
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A lack of mutual understanding leads to such a cycle.
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"I forgive you." Oh, that makes me feel tingle.

Ever watch a documentary/movie/drama where the family's victim says that to the offender? It's like they try to find closure because anymore ill thought won't bring back their dead daughter/son back to life. Even if they put the offender to death penalty or life in prison they won't find that spiritual closure or release. Don't get me wrong. They don't just say "I forgive you." They forcefully saying while bawling really hard.
I don't know if anyone here seen that type of scenario.

It's like this feeling you get when your parents aren't mad at you but disappointed instead. "Son, I'm not mad at you. I'm just disappointed."

You know what I mean.

The family use the phrase "I forgive you" to make this offender have this tremendous guilt trip.

(If they're lucky, they could make the offender suffer psychologically. Like the manga Life is Money.)

You know what I'm sayin.'
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It's stupid and pathetic.
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Let me quote an anime:

"Did you know? The world is full of hate and there isn’t any reason for it" - Anemone - Eureka Seven
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

wish we can stop fighting and hold hands like when we were in kindergarten



lol Your words make me think of my little niece, who, when not even eight months, got in a fight with an older baby at her daycare (and won).
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