“Conflict can strengthen our understanding of where we belong”
Conflict is a widely used initiative to help strengthen peoples understanding of their belonging. This can be the belonging of where they fit in the community, our special place in their family scene or even their own personal sense of belonging. Conflict also has its own unique range, starting in the world as we know it or even their own personal struggles with day to day life. We all feel the effects of conflict but just how does this help us shape our own understanding of our belonging? We all take scars and reminders of actions of conflict, wether physical or mental, and we all learn from these common misjudgements. We can also learn from things witnessed of which we take away lessons that we will hopefully learn from, and know never make that mistake again. It may take a while for others, but ultimately, we decide how we learn from these conflicts and how we choose to deal with them in upcoming scenarios.
Conflict is all around us. We see conflict appearing on our televisions, in our newspapers and on our internet, abruptly shoved in our faces by the media. We have all been witness to social network bullying and even the wars that we currently engage in overseas. And the majority of the worlds conflicts are centred around the one united topic, racism. Something about the insignificant difference between two human beings creates a conflict that the whole world must endure. This can be seen through the movie ‘Skin’ directed by Anthony Fabian, where the protagonist Sandra Laing is faced with immense difficulties due to the subjective racism that the was forced to endure. A “coloured” South African girl, born to white parents raised, questions of the mothers loyalty to her husband before the understanding of Polygenetics came about. The movie was set in the time of apartheid, and was a difficult concept for the young Sandra to understand, but through her life she came to the...