Throughout the tests of time men and women across the world have shown they really are in times of conflict. In times where the true character of a person is really put to the limit, people are able to see who they really are. These conflicts can serve to reveal unexpected qualities in an individual. Times of conflict can suddenly expose a person’s true moral fibre and the courage of their convictions. A number of people may shy away from their personal qualities, and do their best not to big note themselves, however for some, in times of strong divergence between people or even countries, a persons ability to reason with their counterpart and show elements of compromise and understanding can all of a sudden come to the fore. Conflict can inadvertently result in the discovery of a person’s true beliefs, and their ability to express them with no fear of their opposition’s retaliation. The quality to stand up for what you believe in can reveal itself in these times of disagreement, just like when Martin Luther proclaimed that he ‘Had a Dream’, he went against the grain of society and discovered his enormous will and determination to rise up for what he stands for. However these qualities are not always positive ones, and can emerge from the most brutal of circumstances. The willingness to take a fellow humans life is especially evident in times of war and terror, revealing vicious and unruly qualities in some individuals. The late Osama bin Laden has been notorious for displaying these qualities, perplexing the world at the extent of his inhumane behaviour in instances of conflict.
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