By Jessiah Lucien
Conflict is like an earthquake. It’s shocking and it comes abruptly, shaking up the lives of everyone in its wake. It’s fearsome and we try to avoid it at all cost, but despite that we still find it taking up parts of our lives. We can either run from it or face it head on and our choice in the matter certainly will dictate the effect it will have in our lives.
Before I got to New York Peace Institute, I hated conflict. I was the type to run away from it. My theory was the further away it was from me, the less I had to deal with it and thus it would eventually go away. If I had an issue with my mom, I would stop talking to her and go about my regular routines, letting the tension hopefully wash away.READ MORE