I was born in Montréal, a very international city. Growing up in this city really made me understand how people who come from different places, have different cultural backgrounds, can harmoniously coexist. Therefore, when I saw on the news depictions of war and conflict, I really did not understand why other regions cannot replicate Montréal’s example.
Violence and hatred obviously cannot resolve problems. Some of the colleagues with whom I study believe that violence exists to demonstrate a country’s superior relative power. To be sure, a country’s leader must consider these questions, however regular citizens, our soldiers, those of us who lose loved ones in these wars, absolutely DO NOT care about which country is the most powerful. People all like peace, stability, harmony, so why have some countries’ leaders still not realized that they should spend our money on more important things? War is much more costly than medical research, however medical research can wield results that can give humanity much more benefits, this principle is easy to understand. In 2013, the countries of the world spent a combined $17.47 billion USD on military development and weapons procurement. Just think, if every country’s leader all ceased to use violence, this money could benefit how many people? This money could be used for medical research, protecting the environment, providing relief for refugees, improving the lives and situations of those least developed regions. The vast majority of the people in this world are far more interested in these questions, therefore the leaders of all countries should listen attentively to the voices of the people, comply with the will of the people. Only in this way can the world become more beautiful and more harmonious.
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