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Conflict is an unavoidable part of life, and is seen in many shapes and form, such as global conflict, religious conflict, interpersonal conflict, cultural conflict and many others. However, the responses and consequences are largely dependent on the perspective, attitude and actions of all parties involved. All of these factors play a large role in whether the best or worst is brought out in people. While in the midst on conflict, ordinary individuals are able go above and beyond the conflict, bringing out their best qualities. Conflict has given them the perfect opportunity to shine, and allowing them to become an inspiration and role model to others. Malala Yousafzai was a advocate for education for girls, leading her to be targeted and shot by the Taliban. Malala survived, and bounced back stronger than ever. She now speaks on the importance of education. Malala stated “I don’t want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughter of the Taliban.” Malala’s best personal traits where bought out, although she was already compassionate, kind and forgiving, she was able to take this a step further and share this with the rest of the world. Malala Yousafzai’s story proves that while in the midst of conflict, the best traits in people can be brought out. The best and worst in people can both be brought out, as conflict influences people to do things they wouldn’t do in their everyday lives. Conflict can’t often be controlled and it is bound to happen, however, the action taken is up to the individual. Oskar Groening, a Nazi stationed at Auschwitz concentration camp, was involved with the killing of Jews. The worst parts of Groening were brought out during his time at Auschwitz, he knew what he was doing and continued to do it. However, more than 40 years later, Groening opens up about his time at Auschwitz. He stated “I stand before the victims…...

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