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Youth Education – An Answer to Future Wars “There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom” (Law). To provide the strong wisdom for youth that will not be easily failed in the future, societies all around the world need to understand the kind power of education. Young people are the powerful force and education is the vigorous tool that can guide this force towards peace and love. Through education children can learn love, friendship, compromise, internationalism, and other subjects that will help them avoid wars. Education of youth must be the first step in a crusade against future wars. Most people admit education of youth to be influential in fighting against wars but some of them also believe education is not practical enough. They think to avoid future wars more concrete and tangible practices are needed such as bringing youth of conflicted states together and building up friendship among them. Even though this is very important, education must be the first step. Youth should be first educated in the way so that they are prepared to handle the friendship with their “enemy.” Education can change a person’s outlook on many subjects and therefore, educated children have better chance of becoming intelligent, responsible, and understanding people. As a result, such people will be able to make friends with their “enemy,” share their pain, and better understand them. Responsibility and intelligence is not only benefits that education brings to a person. It broadens young people’s minds and exposes them to alternative ways of conflict resolution rather than fighting. However many recognize that children are exposed to risks while being educated. They can be taken advantage of like youth in Nazi Germany. In his years of reign a dictator, Adolph Hitler said, “I begin with young. We older ones are used up…We are cowardly and sentimental…and have in our blood dull recollection of serfdom and servility. But my magnificent youngsters! Look at these young men and boys! What material! With them, I can make a new world” (Stephen 3). Hitler perfectly understood the
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