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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 8 2013: You can drop sex. Fundamentally its a means to claim resources too.
    • Aug 8 2013: i think reproduction is different, sex is a need like the need for food etc. and reources we acquire are supposed to fulfill those needs. Except for sex can't be fulfilled by comsuming resources...
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        Aug 10 2013: You mean sex the idea? Well it is entirely psychological. Depending on the circumstances sex the idea can be an expression of love, lust, claim, submission, safety or control. I was thinking of procreative sex only.

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