Settling Our Differences Through Song?
People often find it difficult to settle disputes. When several individuals are in disagreement or possess conflicting ideas, most find it easier to start a physical altercation, exchange sharp words, or simply avoid dealing with the issue. Humans are stubborn and proud; they prefer to believe their own opinions are correct and would sooner throw a punch than accept an alternate view. However, there are particular societies throughout the world which suppress conflict and arrogance by nonviolent means.The aboriginal Inuit, a hunter-gatherer society which resides in the Arctic, lack formal political organization or a system of laws. Operating under the principles of egalitarianism, the Inuit attempt to maintain an essentially equal soci… Continue Reading (2 minute read)