I don't really think that war comes from a desire to destroy other life. I think it comes from two things 1) greed for resources, probably fueled by a fear that another will take over the resources that we all need to survive, and 2) a complete lack of empathy, in the sense that we do not understand each other's motivations. I was just reading a story about Pocahontas, and it really struck me that all the conflict between her tribe and the people of Jamestown all came down to misunderstandings. The two groups completely misread each other's intentions, and attributed neutral and positive gestures as actually negative or aggressive gestures.
One thing I really like about the personality types is that it helps us to understand each other bettter.
war is crazy and fucked the fuck up, i don't know how anybody could find it beautiful but i guess people do.
one of my best friends was Israeli Special Forces until he lost his leg....
i have always wanted to be a war photojournalist. i guess i can understand how you can be real drawn to war, real attracted to it.... but i have always been attracted to it and fucking hated the shit out of it at the same time.
Well, you're right. But I'm more referring to how it changes things when it is over.
Originally Posted by Little_Sticks
War is Beautiful
^^^ The reason the NTs find you annoying.
There is nothing "beautiful" about "war"
–noun, plural -ties.
the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).
a beautiful person, esp. a woman.
a beautiful thing, as a work of art or a building.
Often, beauties. something that is beautiful in nature or in some natural or artificial environment.
an individually pleasing or beautiful quality; grace; charm: a vivid blue area that is the one real beauty of the painting.
Informal . a particular advantage: One of the beauties of this medicine is the freedom from aftereffects.
(usually used ironically) something extraordinary: My sunburn was a real beauty.
something excellent of its kind: My old car was a beauty.
noun, verb, warred, war·ring, adjective
a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.
a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations: The two nations were at war with each other.
a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns: the War of 1812.
active hostility or contention; conflict; contest: a war of words.
aggressive business conflict, as through severe price cutting in the same industry or any other means of undermining competitors: a fare war among airlines; a trade war between nations.
a struggle: a war for men's minds; a war against poverty.
armed fighting, as a science, profession, activity, or art; methods or principles of waging armed conflict: War is the soldier's business.
Copy/pasting dictionary definitions isn't really an argument. Beauty is a subjective concept, not the first google result for 'beauty definition'.
To bring myself down to your level:
an utterly foolish or senseless person.
Psychology . a person of the lowest order in a former classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old and an intelligence quotient under 25.
There are positive and negative aspects of war. I'll leave at that, since I know some people here stoked to try provoke me into a flame war about this. :rolli:
I'd be interested in hearing your views on this but I suspect you're right about a possible flame war, I'd be interested in Take Five's views too if he where around, although I dont know if he thinks about war per se or simply as an instrument of foreign policy.
I dont think that war is good per se but I do think that it can be good in consequence, provided that it is just, and also in that it occasions the best in people aswell as the worst. So pretty much I'd agree that it has the positive and the negative. I dont think its beautiful though, that's a misnomer for war.