(An essay I wrote a while ago, I just found it and wanted to share it. Please comment/ constructively criticize!)
Our world is a good place, with good people living in it. There is one thing that bothers me, though, an inescapable thing, something that follows you wherever you are in our world. War. War is an ugly thing, an abomination, something that should not exist. War is everyoneís greatest nightmare, what they hope will never happen, what always happens.
Robbery, much like war, is a real crime, with real consequences. When people see robbery, itís immediately stopped. Why, then, isnít war stopped, if war is nothing but a robbery on a much larger scale? War is nothing but a robbery of menís lives, their happiness, on occasion, their reason; why, then, is it allowed to continue ceaselessly and unchecked? Of course, there are the stated reasons, what the general population is told, and expected to believe. But whatís the real reason? The real reason is that there are some people who simply like to pick fights, some people that enjoy otherís pain.
You may think that if people know more about this common atrocity, it could be stopped. What happens to this thought, however, when people honor veterans, and thenÖ send even more people off to war? It must be wrong. War cannot be explained; it is simply the human instinct to fight, to protect, and to win. It is so deeply ingrained into us, itís nearly impossible to stop. But maybe if there were more people who wanted to stop it, who simply put down their weapons and refused to fightÖ maybe there would e less war tomorrow, for our children, for the heirs of our Earth. Maybe there would be less suffering and war in our world.