The birth of conflict

All human beings are unique. We are all different in our own ways. Each of us carries within ourselves a baggage of biases, opinions and prejudices. We also carry within ourselves our own individual and unique value system. What is downright wrong for one may be well within reasonable limits for another. These individual differences that lie within us are the root cause of all our conflict.

Sometimes we may find somebody is rude and we may wonder why the person does not see it that way. For instance one of your friends may very casually remark that somebody is ugly. We may be outraged and wonder why your friend does not understand that he is being rude. But it could so happen that this friend may just believe that he is being frank and forthright. The difference is that we all have our own individual measuring systems. We measure the world through the scales that we programmed ourselves with. Both us may sincerely believe that we are right. But, in truth both, are partly right.. This is the cause of all conflict in the world. While we believe something should be done one way another person may think otherwise. The interesting things is that the conscience of both are clear. We both feel that we are right.

So is there a truth that is universal? Is there something common upon which all of us can agree upon regardless of the situation? This is very difficult to answer. If there was such a standard then the world would be rid of all problems. But we generally go with what we think is right. This is based on our understanding of the world and our experience of it.

We need to accept the differences in people. We also need to have the maturity to recognize that there are bound to differences in out perception

If we truly understand this we will rid ourselves of unwanted suffering.

 

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One thought on “The birth of conflict

  1. korezaan November 7, 2011 at 7:25 am Reply

    And thus, all suffering that remains is purposive, productive, and motivating to greater ends.

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