86040 - Transcription: The growth through war

N. Lygeros

If you’re thinking of war as the opposite of peace, certainly you will have problems of interpretation and even understanding because in reality war is something natural in the history of Mankind. In reality it’s just a tough crisis, so the problem is not to say, I’m against war, the solution is to consider how I can manage war and can I use it as a tool and not only as a weapon. What I mean by that is that if you can manage a crisis, you can find something new, something different. We can also imagine that it’s possible to have growth through war and crisis. The question is not just how to recover the status anti-war. The idea is to evolve and to evolve means that you have to use this. So a crisis, a war, is something which disturbs you but at the same time it’s an opportunity because you can make something new. You can create something new, you can discover something new because it’s also a perturbation of the equilibrium. It is also a way to live and not just to say that death is the end. So how can we use this kind of thinking about the war? The idea is, since the war is natural let’s use it and of course in a strategic way. So we use the war as a fact and not just the data and we can imagine the future with the resolution of this crisis. But it’s not just an opposition between war and peace. We are not talking about Tolstoy, we are talking about a way to change the fate and to create a new path after the war. After the war it is not just the end of the war but it’s the way to manage the series of wars, a series of battles because in reality we are living in a battlefield. So the idea is, can we use it to be more human, to be more wise and the answer is yes, because in this kind of crisis you can see the real personality, the real soul of the human beings. With this knowledge, not only information, you can bring to the future a new knowledge and not only a new data., so it’s a way to create. In this way we can imagine that the opposition with peace is that peace is almost the erasing of the problem but the problem has a life it’s not just a question of annihilation it’s also  a question of creation and to create something you need to manage the war. So at the end we can say that it’s possible to be wiser, to be more human through the war, through the crisis and not just after because the need of Humanity is exactly at that moment and not just after.