Makoa Caceres

Period 4

Expository Speech Outline

Let me set the stage for you: you can hear the sound of the waves pounding
against the shore, you can feel the sunshine beaming on your face and the sand
nestling itself between your toes, taste the salt in the air, see the water rising and
falling as the waves move ever closer to the shore. This is what I think of the word
natural, because as a child of Hawai’i, the beach is a place that I have familiarized
and desensitized myself with at an early age. War is another thing that I think a lot
of people of this world has desensitized themselves with, and is now considered
natural. Today, I will be talking about how natural human emotions are in conflict
with World Peace. I will first be talking about how the origin of sand is much like the
cause of war, I will then be sharing some examples where war was waged due to
emotions in history, and finally how we can change ourselves to be the peaceful
world that we are aiming for.
Point 1The sand at the beach comes from the erosion of rocks and reefs in the ocean.
The constant crashing of the waves down upon them cause the erosion to occur.
According to the New York Times, “ Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been
entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8% of recorded history. (Hedges, 3)” The
constant war between each other are starting to erode our unity as a species,
eventually we will be as broken and independent as the grains of sand that cover
our beaches. What is the cause of these wars that have become a natural
phenomenon to us? There are many factors among the reason why they occur, but
none as big as natural human emotions. According to “emotion is
often defined as a complex state of feeling that results in physical and psychological
changes that influence thought and behavior. (, 1)” Emotions are
just as natural as the waves, the behavior that results from emotions as natural as
the reefs and rocks, the war that is caused is completely natural.
Point 2When we look back into our past we see various examples of how emotions
have caused war. For example, Hitler and his Nazis in World War II. According to the
Atlantic Times, “Hitler, by contrast, enjoyed the broad support, confidence,
admiration - indeed the love - of the Germans until the very end of his days. (Atlantic
Times, 1)” The article continued to go on explaining how Hitler only grew in power
because the strong emotions that his followers had: they had a strong sense of trust
and love for him. Also, it was said in the article that Hitlerʻs strong sense of pride for
the people of Germany was what set him on a course to killing millions of Jewish

Makoa Caceres
Period 4
Expository Speech Outline
Point 3If war is a result of natural human emotions, then to wage a war against war
is to wage a war against nature, our nature. Everybody is trying to change OTHER
people in order to achieve world peace, however, we must first change ourselves. To
achieve world peace we must change the course of the wave of anger, resentment,
fear, and sadness before it crashes upon the shores of other peoples lives. However,
it is a paradox: because as you wage war against war then you yourself are creating
a war, and in every war there are casualties. Therefore war is endless. The only way
to achieve the world peace we seek is to simply eliminate ourselves from the
paradox, and to accept the nature of humans and human emotions.

Natural human emotions are in conflict with world peace. I have
covered three main points today: the origin of sand is much like the cause of war,
the tranquility that much of us feel when we are at the beach is unlike the world in
its history and its current state, and how we can change ourselves to be the peaceful
world that we are aiming for. One of my favorite activities to do at the beach is to
surf. So let us all ride that wave to a better tomorrow.
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"5 Ways to Achieve World Peace and Prosperity -- Yes, It's Possible." Alternet. N.p.,
n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2014.
Hedges, Chris. "What Every Person Should Know About War."
The New York Times, 6 July 2003. Web. 11 Sept. 2014.