War experience conclusion - peace is the greatest value

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I am 34 years old and I have experienced two wars. The first war happened when I was 4 years old. It was a war in which the state where I lived disintegrated into several smaller states, but unfortunately that disintegration did not pass without conflict and this resulted in my relocation to the territory where I belonged by the nationality of my parents. The second war happened when I was 11 years old. I remember that war by one name, and that is bombing, an air attack. You'd think my childhood was very stressful, but actually it's not.

When you are a child you do not have the same view of everything that happens around you as when you are an adult. The bombing was fun for me as a kid. You hide in shelters that are deep under the buildings, much deeper than the regular basement, and you feel like you’ve stepped into your favorite cartoon. You expect that everything around you will start to crumble and that you will run around the ruins and run away from the fire. It seems pretty exciting. But it's not really like that. It is exciting only in the eyes of a child.

When you experience something like this in your childhood, you grow up fast. You begin to realize that something bad is happening, even though it was fun for you at first. You begin to understand how you can't go wherever you want and whenever you want. You look at a mom who is under stress because she is alone and you know that dad is somewhere where he may be in danger. You start to be overwhelmed by too strong and serious thoughts for a child. Suddenly it's not fun anymore and you want this to end as soon as possible.

I remember the bombing by the sound of a warning danger siren. It was a very disturbing and loud sound, loud enough for the whole city to hear. When you hear that sound, you have to go to a safe place that is not considered to be the target of an air attack. I lived next to the bridge so we constantly had to go somewhere because the bridges were the target. There was also a siren to end the danger, a monotonous tone, which we loved to hear. Then we would regularly continue with all the activities, go shopping, play outside, cross the bridge.

The evenings were always more stressful because then the warning siren was heard more often. After the siren, the sound of an airplanes was heard and then you could feel the detonation, something like an earthquake. We glued the windows with duct tape so they wouldn't crack and we waited. The bombing was actually a waiting. Wainting for something to happen and waiting for something to pass.

Why did I write about this war experience? Because from this experience comes a very important conclusion.

When someone says "I want peace in the world" I remember the election for Miss World when that was the usual answer of all those beautiful women. 😊 But it's not just a phrase. Peace is truly the greatest value.

A peaceful environment will allow you to live the way you want. To move everywhere freely, to cross the bridge when you need to, not to look at places around you as someone's target, not to fear for yourself as a target, not to be limited by warning alarms. We do not think about all this until we get into a situation where we may lose our peace. Then we begin to appreciate how happy we actually are when we live in peace. It is also very important to achieve inner peace that leads to achieving the state of greatest personal satisfaction.

Without peace, we are just beings who wander in fear and run away from everything, even from ourselves. Find peace in yourself and hope for peace in the world.

Thank you very much for reading.

Article and lead image are original and mine.

All the best.

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Your childhood was very stressful according to adults but for you it is something exciting as a thinker from children. Just be grateful you survived the tension of this war. Humans need protection because the purpose of life is to try to survive, I may not feel the same as a child but I can feel the turmoil of the revolution that pushes humans to change. your story can be used as a documentary story for a show with how great a woman survives in a tense atmosphere. what we need now and indeed humans need peace.

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2 years ago

I like your feedback. The idea of ​​a documentary story is interesting. 😊 It is difficult to live in conditions when peace is endangered and sometimes we are not aware of that.

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2 years ago

it can bring back stories to many people about your hard times my friend. and the history of the society at that time. maybe this will also be remembered by your child. how great the struggle of their mother.

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2 years ago

Peace is the most needed in order to have harmonious world. Everybody surely want to live without ward and battles. And I just that we could somehow make that desire come to life.

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2 years ago

That peace is most necessary for a happy life. Both inner peace and peace around us. It is very difficult when someone threatens that greatest value.

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2 years ago

Interesting article ... Peace is an abstract that is not know in all places in the world , some want and fight for Peace while some don't saying let them get to the bridge before they cross it meaning they haven't experienced distress I hope your territory is Peaceful now

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I am glad you found it interesting. Yes, my country is peaceful now. There are some unresolved issues that may be a potential danger but it is peaceful.

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2 years ago

Peace in the world was always my one wish, get that right then everything else falls in to place

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2 years ago

Yes, you said that very well. Peace is really the most important thing for existence, everything else is solvable, when we live in peace.

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2 years ago

Exactly we start to work in harmony, food does not become an issue for example

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2 years ago

The Croatian writer Milenko Yergovic has a book about the Yugoslavian civil war. When you read the truth-based stories in this book, which is called "Sarajevo Marlboro ", you go far beyond being sad dear Jeka! When you mentioned bunkers, one of the stories in this book came to mind. It was a story about a girl who died during the bombardment, losing both her legs. This girl is caught in a bomb after breaking up with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend was waiting for him to come back. Of course, when talking about the Yugoslavian civil war, we cannot pass without mentioning what happened in Srebrenica. One of the greatest crimes against humanity in history was committed there. What I learned about what happened in Srebrenica still hurts my heart.

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Thanks Erdo for the book recommendation. Yes, everything that happened in this area was horrible. In addition to Srebrenica, there were many other crimes less known to the public and equally horrific. This whole war, like all wars, is the defeat of humanity and all sides have contributed to it. Everyone is a victim and everyone has lost. But I did not write about that Yugoslavian war in this article. I mentioned that war at the beginning, I was only 4 years old and most of the article refers to the war that took place in my country in 1999, and when I was 11 years old so I have more memories what it looked like from a child's perspective.

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Just like your environment, here where I'm dweeling now was once a politically unstable place , we could always hear the loud scream of peoples, bombs, guns ,. It was really a scary childhood but now by the grace of Almighty this place is now totally peaceful. We can't do nothing but to suffer, I just hope those people who wants to createwar may understand the bad consequences of war .

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2 years ago

I'm sorry to read that, but I'm glad it's peace now. Wars are the worst thing man could ever think of. Let's hope for peace in the future.

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2 years ago

Peace at home, peace in the world.

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2 years ago

Sorry about those days dear. War for peace is just hoax. In the end, common people suffer.

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2 years ago

I agree. Every war is lost in the beginning.

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