War is grievously amazing. An insufficient body of leaders are capable of sending the youth of the world to their deaths from the illogical idea of self-imagined slights. Though the majority of wars are fought in the name of greed and power--the two evil creatures that have left trails of corruption and horror on our Earth since the inception of time.
There's an immense truth in the featured quote that originates from the lengthy book of War and Peace. If humans exerted the energy to glimpse the depths of our own souls and examine the substantial faults found within--blaming the multitudes would cease, and our world would have diminished bodies for grieving parents to bury.
Hopefully, one day war will be the ancient history studied with fear and fascination, but until we stop giving the power to the few to govern the many, world peace is but a dream.
“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy,
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