The Relationship Between War and Man

1600 Words Jun 22nd, 2018 7 Pages
War dates back to the earliest of ages. Leaders have come out triumphant and countries have come out ravaged. Entire generations have been extinguished and humanity’s morale destroyed; all at the cost of a victory. Everyone is familiar with war, however we are not so quick to understand the lasting toll it takes on those who experience it for themselves. War has been fought through out many countries for various reasons since the beginning of times, the tactics and warfare themselves may have changed, but the meaning of war remains the same. In turn the soldiers, whom give it all in the name of their countries, never come back the same. It is glittered with words like glory, honor and devotion, however war, in my eyes, is anything but. It …show more content…
I believe it is safe to assume that all soldiers at some point yearn for normality; “Soldiers are dreamers…dreaming of things they did” . Their appreciation for the simplest of activities and commodities, and even troubles that civilian life offered before, grows that much more. To regain normality however proves to be difficult with the presence of an ongoing psychological battle. Veterans who have recollection of traumatic memories or events are prone to developing what is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event in which serious physical or psychological harm occurred. It is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror. PTSD is due to a number of reasons, may it be physical or sexual assault, war, natural disaster, an accident or the unexpected death of a loved one. The soldiers who make it back home are often plagued with what is known as survivor’s guilt; it is characterized by shame in being back home and despair with having to cope with it. PTSD is categorized into three groups of symptoms: reliving (the event), avoidance and arousal. One can have repeated flashback episodes and nightmares of the traumatic event experienced, which disrupt daily
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