Back then, it never crossed my mind that political theory is complex. All I knew was the white is good and the black is bad. As time goes by, I realized that world is more than that. Simple minded would say that world is divided by two personalities, good and bad, or that was what I thought in the past. I have come to realize that world is more complicated than good and bad. Human is never be the same; they have their own thoughts and personalities that is shaped differently through time.
“Only the dead have seen the end of war” ~Plato
There are many theories in regards to International Relation. Through the lenses of realist, they are craving to dominate and fulfill self-interest. Peace can be achieved in realist if only powers between parties are equal. Constructivist views on the other hand, are neutral; the peace will be achieved by communication.
While I was reading about realist perspectives, I could not agree more with the fact that human always seek for their own benefits. Humans are basically selfish and greedy, they only care about their own self interest. It is common sense that before choosing something we will look up at the cost and benefit first. Every time I need to decide what to do or what to choose, people around me will suggest me to think about the cost and benefit. It resembles the way of human think, they will act based on the benefit they will get. In other words, in order to ask for help from someone, I need to analyze the benefit that they will possibly get later on.By understanding that, I learned that I have to consider the ethical way to achieve my self interest. There are a lot of shortcuts to instantly fulfill it by doing something unethical. Sadly, most people prefer to take those shortcuts, although the world and the society we live in are against that. As for me, existing law and social norms indirectly preventing me to do something unprincipled. Living in society normally forces you to act as their demands of what is good and bad.