Global Interdependence Essay

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Global Interdependence Hope for peace is difficult to have and even more difficult to maintain. This is especially true when throughout history we have been taught that war, domination, and destruction are the only ways to deal with conflict. “The Histories” by Herodotus and “The Peloponnesian War” by Thucydides are regarded as two of the greatest histories of all time and these stories give the impression that violence and war are inevitable and even desirable. Our history is full of stories and influences like these, yet ever since the beginning of war; there has been a cry for peace. With the fighters of war, come the empowered people for peace. There are many obstacles to overcome on the path to empowerment, ranging from constructed…show more content…
In order to achieve empowerment to act for peace, one needs to know on what to act and be passionate about the issues. An article in the “Left Business Observer” stated that “many people don’t want to know what goes on in the world. They’re aware on some level that their government does terrible things, but they’d rather not hear about it.” It goes on to say that it is not even apathy, but “an active desire not to know.” I agree with the article, but I also see a huge possibility for change. My father is a perfect example of why I have hope for all those who are apathetic. My father grew up in a conservative household, is registered as a republican, and he had no reason to stretch his comfortable life as a white, wealthy, American male. When his father died, he found a new passion for education and making it affordable to all people, which was a primary concern for his father. He acts to the extent that he can, and that is exactly enough. People come with different passions, capabilities, and skills and all are needed. The little changes made will open the floodgates to many other opportunities to act. The
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