…then why do we do it, a lot?
The vast majority of people say they hate war but yet we have something like 4400 recorded wars in human history. Doesn’t that seem rather odd to you guys?
This is really not a troll thread, just trying to get an understanding of why people secretly love war. Its like watching lemmings run into the sea – if the lemmings could talk, wouldn’t you like to ask why they do that?
I’m not implying anyone here is a lemming, btw, or anything negative about anyone.
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Because sinners hate sin - but they cannot help themselves from sinning. Much the way alcoholics hate drinking, but keep lifting the glass nevertheless.
Because the world is as it is and we ignore certain realities at our peril.
Regarding #1: practicing alcoholics don’t hate drinking; they hate the horrible consequences that inevitably come with their drinking. If they could drink consequence-free they would. That’s essentially why war occurs despite all the horrific things that come along with it. We don’t necessarily hate war as a whole society, but virtually all those who do “like” war or go to war certainly wish to do so with the least amount of negative consequences for themselves as possible. In short, we don’t hate war as much as we hate losing them.
We’re not infallible as humans and we live in an inherently contradictory manner. There are all sorts of things we do that do not make sense and engaging in warfare despite what war can do to our society is one of them. Naturally both sides, at the outset of war, feel like they can win and that the price of victory is worth the reward that comes with it. [/quote]
I’ve never met an alcoholic (and I’ve had the (un?)fortunate experience of having to spend a lot of time around a great number of them) who isn’t quite clear on this point: they hate drinking, they hate being drunk, and they hate the consequences for their lives and loved ones…the whole thing. Maybe I just met the wrong ones. My 2 cents.
Hi, I’m DBCooper. Now you’ve met a (recovering) alcoholic who never hated drinking, only the consequences of my actions as a result of drinking.[/quote]
From my experience - which is unfortunately extensive and very personal - that’s very unusual. Be that as it may - perhaps we’re talking past one another: because I’m not saying that one isn’t, of course, perpetually attracted to something in it. That goes without saying.