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"some people come into our lives ...leave footprints in our hearts ....and we're never the same" - Xmisfitsx310


  • Date Submitted: 07/06/2010 05:42 PM
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“Conflict is a destructive force in our lives”
What is the real explanation of conflict? According to Webster’s New World Dictionary (1967, New World Publishing) “Conflict: to clash; be antagonistic, incompatible, etc. A struggle or destructive force.”  This description of conflict only scrapes the surface of what it really means. People encounter these conflicts almost on a daily basis, whether it being self inflicting conflict, conflict with scheduling religions, age, sex, family, friends or even the experience of a war. Conflict is an unavoidable force; we will all face conflict in one form or another throughout our lives.  How we deal with conflict determines whether it destroys us or not. Conflict, as a force can either crush or strengthen people depending on how they deal with it, it’s known to bring trauma and devastation but has also proven to bring people together and has created a unity that goes down in history.
Conflict in any form can prove to be rather distressful and brutal, either for the individual or towards two or more parties. Conflict is a destructive force as it generates segregation as a result of contrasting ideas and opinions between different people or societies. When individuals are set against social orders or groups of people, there is a tendency for the bonds of trust and the fabric of togetherness to be damaged. Jewish people for instance, were forced by decree or by informal pressure, to live in highly segregated ghettos and shelters in the time of Adolf Hitler. The forced segregation of Jews spread throughout Europe during the 14th and 15th centuries and at this time the papacy required Jews to segregate themselves from Christians and to wear distinctive clothing. In the middle of the 19th century, it was stated that Jews were obliged to live in a separate part of town for they were considered as unclean creatures. Today, survivors encounter a long range of psychological and physical effects. William G. Nederland psychoanalyst in...


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