Soldier: The violence will stop when you stop the violence... The Vicious Cycle
War perpetuates itself if it doesn’t burn out quickly. When war goes on for years and decades, even the “just leave me out of this” civilians will start to hate the other side, whether the other side is a true enemy or one that the leaders have branded an enemy in an effort to unite its people.
The common enemy stays that way, even after fighting eventually stops. Distrust and hatred have been the order of the day for so long that they are passed from one generation to the next. It won’t be long before someone gets offended enough to draw first blood, and it repeats.
Why is it that humans believe that disagreements are best settled with firepower?