Resisting the change in the world

Peter Faleskini
2 min readFeb 27, 2022

Reflecting on the current reality in the world.

I was indoctrinated with the reality of the war from a very young age. And then I faced the war in my early teens. The war was ongoing in the neighboring countries up until the end of my adolescence.

My experience is that most people will go back to living a normal life the day the war ends. However, there are some people that will be traumatized for life.

I now understand war as the fastest way for change — change in the country’s administration, change in the economy, change in values of society, and individual values. The process is not pleasant but very profound and effective.

And here is what I found fascinating about change

Most people do not like the reality they live in — most of them contribute that to the outer reality — the country where they live the family they were born in

However, when the outer situation threatens to change the reality people live in — they fight with all they have to stay in the reality they hate and despise.

There are countries where diaspora is counted in millions and where every chance to go study or work and live abroad is taken in the same instance.

However, when an external force pushes someone to flee to another country — they would rather die than leave the country.

And diaspora is also resisting the change in the country they emigrated from due to what they claim life not worth living.

I contribute that to the Stockholm syndrome.

Stockholm syndrome is an emotional response. It happens to some abuse and hostage victims when they have positive feelings toward an abuser or captor.

And now to rationality and irrationality

Most of us agree that in the perfect world there would be no wars. The earth would be the oasis of peace and serenity.

However, most of us unfortunately are still not living in a perfect world. A perfect world where people strive to maintain their inner peace, take care of the environment and live sustainably with minimum interference to the surrounding.

Until then ancient knowledge of Sun Tzu that claims the war is the most important skill of one nation will stay valid.

Add Nicolo Machiavelli’s wisdom that claims that you can be either popular or efficient.

The combine wisdom of both makes us come to the conclusion that to execute profound change efficiently you will need to utilize war even if this is a very unpopular option.

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Peter Faleskini

Host of the AskFaleskini podcast