Everyone has been affected from conflict. Including countries not being on the same side, one and another person arguing, or world problems.
Examples of this are Anne Frank’s Diary and experiences in the Japanese American internment camps. There are reasons why In Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, Anne Frank, her family, and some other people go into hiding from Nazi’s. On the other hand, in Courage in Denmark: Resistance to the Nazis by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Denmark takes action by resisting the Nazi force and helped Jews escape the Nazi’s. Lastly in Japanese Relocation During WWII by National Archives, internment camp survivors were able to change the human rights we have. Therefore, people can best respond to conflict by taking action and speaking up about situation. One reason on why taking action is the best response to conflict is because being quiet won’t complete anything and it would continue. On the text Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, “Whatever we do, we’re very afraid the neighbors might hear or see us…”(Frank 12) Based on this evidence, Anne Frank’s family is hiding and not doing anything about their situation.
This tells us that just hiding doesn’t do anything. They have to stay in the secret annex until someone does something to help them escape. Another piece of evidence is on the same source stating, “Mother understood my anxiety and went with me.”(Frank 12) From this quote, one recognizes that conflict can cause people to suffer. Furthermore, someone have to do something about it to stop their suffering.
Equally important, another reason on why action is the best response to a misunderstanding is that taking action prevents others from being affected. According to Courage in Denmark, “Denmark was the only occupied country that actively resisted the Nazi regime’s attempts to deport its Jewish citizens.”(The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) In addition the text states, “The Danes responded quickly, organizing a nationwide effort to smuggle the Jews by sea to neutral Sweden.” (The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) As is reveals by the evidence, since Denmark took action by holding back from the Nazi’s force and helped Jews escape. That resulted in less Jews being in the harsh internment camps. An example relating to our lives, if there is a bully in our school hurting others and if no one stops him. The bully is going to feel like is the strongest and no one will stop him.
Example like this demonstrate that if someone wants something to be done, do something to make it happen. The last reason why taking action is better than just avoiding is because it has a good feeling. According to Japanese Relocation During WWII, “The internment of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II sparked constitutional and political debate” and “…two men and one woman–Hirabayashi, Korematsu, and Endo–challenged the constitutionality of the relocation and curfew orders.
” It’s a good thought knowing someone stood up to something that would make another suffer. However, taking action all the time is not always the best way to respond to conflict. First of all, some conflicts are too big to take action. For example, if someone wants to take action against world hunger, the problem is way too big. The best thing they can do is just to feed a city of homeless people, but to fix the entire world of hunger, it won’t happen. Another reason why action isn’t always the best response is because if one wants to make a big change, there are going to be people to stop them. If a person wants to stop racism, that’s going to be impossible. Many people suffer from racism and if they try to fix it, there are groups that will not agree with people.
Such as a group called the KKK (Klu Klux Klan). Finally the last reason why action isn’t always the proper response because they can actually get hurt themselves. An example of this is that if one tries to stop multiple bullies, they could possibly just bully them instead. On the other hand, if enough people can stand up for a huge problem, we can be able to get extremely close to solving our problems. As a matter of fact, taking action can influence the mood everyone around they have. If they stand up to take action against something, make everyone around them feel the same way, confident.
Lastly, if someone is doing the right thing, they will have more supporters to be on their side than others. This can lead to finding the solution to people’s problems much easier and quicker. Just like what Denmark did against the Nazi’s, shows how taking action is the best response to conflict. Taking action not only benefits them, but the people around them.
There is no way just standing around can help someone. A lot of our problems can easily be fixed once we take action. If one wants to be better at their academics, study harder and always work hard in class. If someone wants to be a better runner, they have to wake up five in the morning and start training their body. There are more benefits to take action than avoiding the situation at all.