War has its addictive qualities. It’s too simple to say “let’s not go to war.”

Watch this short TED talk video by Sebastian Junger about why warring is so compelling, at times, for the people who are making war.   The warrior is often part of a community, like a platoon, so supportive of its members, nothing comes close to that feeling of being loved and cared for by others.  Advocating for peace is not enough.  We need to build into our communities of peace the compelling togetherness that is usually missing, which makes war so attractive.  JT

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