Conflict and the Alter of Conscience


Sometimes it seems like life itself is conflict. The very act of living is savage, sustenance required on a daily basis requires consumption, the stronger against the weaker. The imperatives of nature, of scientific inquiry, of existing as individuals, groups and nations in a world where difference is the norm and change is the only constant seems to imply that conflict lies within the very genome of life itself. With the many conflicts currently occurring in the world, what is the importance of experience at the individual level? From the most recent trauma in Paris, France, to the racial profiling in the United States and the Palestinian question in Southwest Asia, how much of what the world is experiencing is necessary and how do we integrate our understanding of these conflicts within the context of our own lives and the conflicts we experience on a day to day basis?

Throughout nature…

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