5th Place - 6th Grade
Emma Burgeson, Minnesota
Is World Peace Possible or is War Inevitable?
Will there ever be world peace? I don't
For one reason, there are governments. If the governments can't
cooperate, they are setting a bad example. They are also encouraging
people to disagree and fight if that is the choice that they choose.
What good does that do if the government is prompting us to kill
and to hurt other innocent people?
Another reason is that humans have opinions. If there are opinions,
then there is conflict; and if the conflict is beg enough, it
turns to hatred and hatred sometimes turns to war. Would everyone
have to be the same? Why should we have to be the same just because
of the people who despise others that are different? Would we
have to have the same hair, clothes, religious beliefs, and eat
the same food? Do you think that is really possible? Everyone
being the same? No. Who would make the decisions? We would have
to vote and that would be an opinion.
A third reason is: What would world peace look like? Would there
be any pollution? I think that there would be parks that are all
the same, houses that are all the same, and everyday objects that
look the same. If they weren't the same, there would be conflict.
That brings up another question. Where humans born with the instinct
to fight? Do some people just enjoy killing other people just
because they are different? How are some people like Hitler so
evil, while people like Gandhi are good? Why do some people enjoy
helping and giving and doing their best to make the world a better
place and other working against them to make the world a very
evil and not enjoyable place? Is it because that is what they
were taught and that is how they grew up? Or is it to pay someone
or some country back?
Lastly, why is war inevitable? I think that some humans just feel
like they have to kill other people. Other don't. some feel like
they have to kill in order to protect their country or state or
provinces. The first reason is that there is opinion. Opinion
leads to conflict. The second reason is the world is not the same.
The whole world is very different. No one wants to be the same
as everyone else. The third reason is that there are governments.
The governments fight, and when they fight, there will most likely
be war. I have no clue why, but if the governments fight, why
should innocent people have to die? They didn't do anything. The
innocent people have done nothing except to listen to their leaders.
There should be no reason to kill just because they are doing
what they are told to do.
That is why I think that World peace is not possible, and war
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