Conflict is an unavoidable part of life, and is seen in many shapes and form, such as global conflict, religious conflict, interpersonal conflict, cultural conflict and many others. However, the responses and consequences are largely dependent on the perspective, attitude and actions of all parties involved. All of these factors play a large role in whether the best or worst is brought out in people.
While in the midst on conflict, ordinary individuals are able go above and beyond the conflict, bringing out their best qualities. Conflict has given them the perfect opportunity to shine, and allowing them to become an inspiration and role model to others. Malala ...view middle of the document...
Malala Yousafzai’s story proves that while in the midst of conflict, the best traits in people can be brought out.
The best and worst in people can both be brought out, as conflict influences people to do things they wouldn’t do in their everyday lives. Conflict can’t often be controlled and it is bound to happen, however, the action taken is up to the individual. Oskar Groening, a Nazi stationed at Auschwitz concentration camp, was involved with the killing of Jews. The worst parts of Groening were brought out during his time at Auschwitz, he knew what he was doing and continued to do it. However, more than 40 years later, Groening opens up about his time at Auschwitz. He stated “I stand before the victims with remorse and humility.” He was completely horrified with what he had done. He also mentioned he was sorry, he regretted what he had done and asked for forgiveness. At the end of all the conflict he had endured, Groening’s compassionate side came out.
Your reaction will always change the outcome of a conflict. Responding correctly is the key, and sometimes the reaction will be negative, causing the worst to come out in people. In the text Every Man In This Village Is A Liar, Megan Stack describes the story of a Palestinian woman, and how the all the conflict got to her so much that she broke out leading to her being tortured. After being released, she spent her days and nights drinking, smoking and feeling sad. She allowed the conflict to take control of her life, steering it in a negative direction.