Many countries around the world are in a silent but serious arms race in a bid to outmaneouvre their perceived regional rivals. Notable cases include India and Pakistan or Saudi Arabia and Iran. Many other examples abound. Since humans are rational beings, wouldn't consensus be a better option? It doesn't have to entail agreement only but also agreeing to disagree. Since each one of us has a short lifespan here on earth, the game plan should be to live and let live.