There are plenty of people out there who play music. Every once in a while, you might find someone who plays pretty good. If you are lucky, you might come across a great musician. But very rarely do you find someone who is the music. Someone who, when they pick up an instrument, becomes possessed by the sound and vibrations and enters a trance-like state in which an outpouring of raw emotion in the form of sound waves flow out in powerful currents, sweeping away anyone who listens.
When two eight-year olds get into a fight over a bouncy ball on the playground, they are separated and must then endure a lecture about how fighting is not the civil way to resolve conflict and that the way grown-ups solve problems is by utilizing effective communication. But do they really? Entire nations “solve” their problems this way because for whatever reason, most humans find that belligerent behavior resolves conflict. But why? Are wars waged by the world’s most powerful nations any different from a food fight in an elementary school cafeteria? Please check out this writer’s take on war and find out if it is really a noble and valiant cause or a pointless loss of life to a childish quarrel.