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.