Say no to war
Brave is the person who chooses patience
War, as the name suggests is a phenomenon of disagreement between communities which ends up in pitched battles, gunfights or even exploitation of innocents as a whole. This word carries an air of fear, anger, distraught, distress, frustration and a lot more, bloodshed. The roots of a war lie in human selfishness and pride. Wars can be fought on a number of other terms as well, like religion, casteism, hypocrisy, colonization and so on and so forth. Some wars are justified while others; most of them, are not. Justified wars include those against the hypocrites and immoral people, but the modus operandi of such wars is somewhat different from what is seen now. These wars are based on principles which define their way of action and strictly following these would of course, lead to no tension and bloodshed, no innocent killings and beheadings, no unlucky mothers and no shrouds for unexpected victims. But these principles are far behind their actual utilization and implementation. Wars as these, are not wars against countries and nations but against the people who act behind the curtain and the real culprits. Such wars are lost in the maze of time and history and now find their place in books and minds of peace lovers only. These were the ideal type of wars but now people focus more on military strength rather than the lost principles. As they say, "time changes the world around". Modern meaning of war in all languages directs to only one emotions - "Fear" War is fought out of fear, the fear to lose one's land, society, individuality, pride, power, superiority and fame. Since, the start of human civilizations, fights have been going on; some stopped midway, result unknown while some stretched over for decades with no result at all. Declaring war was considered an act of sheer courage, fighting it a feat and winning it a magnificent victory. But, in the real sense, no one loses or wins in a war. There's no gain, only loss' of lives and damages to property is evident. The opponents, no matter their strength, lose majority of the resources. Fighters are injured, paralyzed, or dead in this chaos. The slain people are either left to rot at their place of death or brought home as such, much to the shock of their helpless, aggrieved families.
The injured no matter are helped and comforted but the memory of the war fought haunts them. It is quite easy for a human to kill his fellow but he doesn't realize that by murdering him, he has murdered the entire family of the victim. The dead rests in grave, but his relatives die everyday in his absence. It is rightly said, "we do not realize the value of our possessions until they are lost from us". The guilty at one point or the other in his life, will surely come to know of his crime and is bound to suffer too.
Fighting a war is not courage, it is a coward's helpless method to show that he's strong enough, Brave is the person who chooses patience and mutual understanding in place of wars and selfishness.
War is just a useless act; great are the ones who leave it to rest.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 26 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 26 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 27 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
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