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A philosopher once said in one of his more controversial essays that The End Justifies the Means Through the ages this quotation could be applied especially in todays society This statement does have its positives and negatives However it still has some values Most people look at this statement and ponder why this individual believes in such a thing Believe it or not people do live like this and value its simplicity The statement is significant because it can justify many world issues that need to be addressed However this also brings on moral and ethical controversy What the statement The End Justifies the Means means to me is simply this The End simply means that it is the end of a complex or simple goal Justifies the Means means that the End or goal is more important than how you got there Once a goal has been brought forth reaching that goal is the only thing that matters from that point on No matter what you do to reach the goal the goal is the only thing that matters It does not matter how you get there Its simply that you do get there The World Wars are a prime example of the statement Generally speaking wars are fought to gain peace By this statement then recognizes the fact that peace is the end or goal of a war Peace is generally the outcome of war Therefore is it true to say that no matter how many people died during the World Wars the final goal of peace is finally attained To everyone back home away from the war Peace was the hope Thousands of soldiers died for peace Peace was finally attained at the cost of someones life However if you subscribe to the theory that the end justifies the means that doesnt matter anymore now that peace was attained So by saying that
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