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Oh man, so much internal conflict. Where to start. I guess the older I get, and the more I learn, the more I come to realize that life isn’t black and white. There are no absolutes, and as such people often struggle with internal conflict (myself included.) As an example, I’ve had experiences in my life in which I have been horrifically hurt by the actions of another, and it’s something I struggle with on a day to day basis. Part of me often wants to seriously hurt and damage that persons life because of the pain they inflicted on me. The rational mind however (and I guess the educated mind) seeks to understand that persons actions (however horrible they might have been) and find a place where I can be comfortable with the consequences they have already suffered. That is an example of internal conflict I have experienced stemming from a personal issue, but I believe most of us experience similar quite often. (You see a young girl being beaten up/bullied on a news bulletin, you immediately want justice, you immediately want her attacker hung, drawn and quartered etc, but part of you also asks “what has happened here that would incite this kind of behaviour?”)
Less extreme examples I guess would be my struggle with my constant need to be both alone, and loved and the part of me that still somewhat adheres to religious based “tradition” (such as getting married, bearing children, restricting my sexual identity, being monogamous etc) even though I consider myself an atheist and educated enough to know that in an ever evolving society these things are no longer a requirement of being a decent human being (and never really were.)
Long answer is long!