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Florian Wicher

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Aren't all conflicts we have, no matter if on a global or personal scale, based on either lack of resources or sex?

I recently thought about why conficts arise and basically it is, i guess, because every person or folk tries to secure the most resources for themselves. Every conflict we have on earth is basically a struggle for resources, such as food, water, energy carrier, and sex. This is because we are biolgically programmed to get into a position were we can breed effectively. And that's really all there is to it.

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    Aug 7 2013: No, they mostly arise out of conflicting perceptions and feelings.
    • Aug 8 2013: Okay, that's a tough one... So: Precisely spoken, conficts don't arise out of conflicting perceptions and feelings themselves, you and I would get along just fine, as long as we accepted each others points of view, right? Tolerance. The problem starts as soon as people become intolerant for other ways of perceptions, other feelings, religions, ideologies etc. And then they start a fight, a war, whatever. Now the one person/group that wins, makes the call, so they dominate other people. And when you dominate people, you have already won. As long as you are the leader, you get the resources you want.
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        Aug 8 2013: I think we agree, Florian, if we clarify terms. Your original question was to ask what conflicts are "based on." I believe they're based on differing perceptions and feelings, although domination of resources may become involved at some point.

        Our own conflict over this subject arose out of different perceptions, but we will not be fighting over resources.

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