Considering individuality, having disagreements each other is normal. The majority in the world treat conflict as one of common consequences by disagreements. These people seek better solutions through their conflicts. By contrast, Bruce Bonta�s essay introduces peaceful societies, where people try to avoid conflicts and solve through peaceful manners. Such people believe conflict as negative and have a tendency to control themselves for dealing with their disagreements for maintaining harmonic atmosphere. These distinctions do not mean good or bad. They have different thoughts about outcomes of conflicts for their societies. However, both thoughts raise questions through some elements of human nature: Satisfied or antagonized feeling has almost no end without will of termination. If conflict is directed to productive solutions and moves on to higher steps, it is desirable. Nevertheless, human beings cannot always choose such manners since people normally seek their emotional feeling fulfillment. When people are devastated, they cannot keep leveled minds and heatedly seek for wins. Some people bring totally unrelated matters for making their opponents lose. It is obvious through human history. An example question for thoughts of peaceful societies is dependent on social regulations with self-control since human beings are imperfect. By social regulations, not everyone can appeal their oppressed situations, and he/she might not receive social justice. When his/her self-control has breakdown, the person�s situation might be worse. The key of resolution is respecting human rights with individuality and flexibility: To bring many possible manners. To study human nature gives useful resolutions.
Kaori Yamashita, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Stream: Globalisation - Other Humanities
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