What is success? One can say that it is the state of achievement your goal. When one manages to reach his aim, he is believed to be a successful person. It is right to claim that very few people are successful. The absolute number of people are unlucky. They live their lives and achieve average results at the workplace and education. The level of their happiness and satisfaction is average or even low. They realize that they want to organize their lives in another way. What is the reason of their misfortune? On the one hand, people are equal and possess similar opportunities to reach their goal. On the other hand, people are too different. Very few people are ready to work hard and use every opportunity to succeed in something. Thus, the majority of people are cowards and indecisive. They do not believe in themselves and do not demonstrate high performance in any activity.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
The problem of crime and deviance is most often analyzed in the field of sociology whereas social factors are the crucial ones. They cause deviant behavior more often than psychological factors do. If you have decided to research the issue on crime and deviance, you should focus on the study of cultural norms. The same type of behavior can be treated like deviant and regular in different countries. The problem of deviance is not static. It changes and develops all the time. Social norms and various types of deviance alter within communities, nations, cultures and even time. No wonder, modern sociologists begin paying more attention to the factors that cause this change in human mind. Why are the specific types of regular behavior (in one society) accepted like the deviant ones (in another society)?
What is deviance? Deviance is the behavior that breaks the rules of the particular society. This phenomenon differs from nonconformity because deviance has much more radical expression. Without question, it is possible to find individual factors in deviant behavior. There are people whose nervous system is less stable or who prefer solving their problems stormily and passionately. In fact, this trait of their character is not the major one concerning the problem of deviance. Social factors are stronger.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Everyday Use is a short story written by the American author Alice Walker. The story was first published in 1973 and belonged to the author’s collection of short stories called In Love and Trouble.
Everyday Use is quite a thought-provoking and relevant story that demonstrates the modern problem of globalization. Moreover, it touches upon the eternal problem of generation gap. Alice Walker being of African-American origin, decided to present a very gripping and specific problem of cultural heritage. She tries to find the roots of her people.
The plot of Everyday Use is based on the narration of Mama about her daughters Dee and Maggie. The short story is told in the first person by the mother. She told about her daughter Maggie who was a shy child and loved the mother and her house. Another daughter, Dee, was completely different. She was arrogant and tried to reject from her family and its traditions. She decided to find her African roots and found a Muslim husband. She criticized Mama’s lifestyle and dreamt only about the idealized Africa. The crucial point of the text is related to the episode in which Dee asked to mother to give the family quilts to her. She wanted to have them as decoration. Mama decided to give the quilts to Maggie whereas this daughter was going to put the mentioned quilts for ‘everyday use’.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
I would like to analyze one of the earliest and well-known examples of Old English literature called Beowulf. This epic poem is believed to be the oldest survived piece of European literature. The manuscript dates back to the 10th century and tells us a story about the personalities that probably lived in the 6th century. The author of Beowulf presented this epic poem in the 8th century and it was recorded on paper in the 10th century. I should say that we are lucky to possess this ancient document that illustrates the life of the Scandinavian society of the 6th century. Although Beowulf is written in Old English, the plot touches upon the Geats (the tribe living on the south of Sweden) and the Danes demonstrating the realities of the English Scandinavian past. Beowulf belongs to the genre of epic poem though some experts define it as an elegy.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Animal cruelty is a relevant and shameful problem. More and more people decide to pay attention to the human activity that causes harm to animals. People believe that they are the most important creatures on Earth. Animals, birds, fish and insects are not weighty to them. Such creatures exist just to serve people. This wrong belief of the human total dominance has made people cruel towards animals. They treat animals like unworthy organisms that exist for food or entertainment. No wonder, more and more wild animals become extinct whereas people do not let them live in their natural wild areas. Every animal is supposed to serve a human being in the particular way. Some of them are killed for food. Others are captured for entertainment. They have to live in zoos, cages or circuses in order to amuse people. There are different types of animal cruelty. One can mention neglect, farming, violence, cultural rituals, bullfighting, film making, circuses, unnecessary scientific experiments and abandonment, etc. Every type of animal cruelty is harmful to in physical or psychological way. I will try to attract your attention to this urgent problem.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Drug abuse is a relevant problem nowadays. Many people take different types of drugs to alter their mood and change their behavior.
Some people take drugs to reduce pain. Others just want to try something new. Drug abuse is crime. In the majority of countries drugs are illegal. One cannot go and purchase drugs in a store. Moreover, one cannot sell drugs openly whereas this product is banned. Drugs are prohibited because they influence our organism inadequately. Many people commit crimes under the influence of drugs.
Others just enjoy themselves but waste too much money on these harmful substances. Consequently, drugs influence our health and financial condition. Sad to say but many children become the victims of drug abuse at school. They want to seem cooler and mature when they smoke marijuana or use methamphetamine. Children are vulnerable to such things. It is easy to persuade a child to try drugs. If he enjoys them, he can become a returning customer. Therefore, dealers make money on students and cause harm to the younger generation. No wonder, there have been many attempts to stop the spread of drugs in schools. Students are tested on drugs from time to time to make sure the educational institution is healthy. On the other hand, many people think that drug testing in schools should be prohibited because this action violates children’s rights.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Eyewitness testimony is an account given by the witness of an event or crime. It is a legal term that is widely used at a trial. Eyewitness testimony is a controversial issue whereas many experts think that the quality of the account given by the witness depends on numerous psychological and external factors. However, there are cases when eyewitness testimony is the only clue for the police to find a guilty person or discover the actual situation. When it is impossible to trace forensic evidence, the only way out is to find a witness who has seen the entire event or crime with her own eyes. Although this method is unreliable, very often it helps to find the truth.
Eyewitness testimony is a valuable method in forensic science. Years ago, this method was the weightiest one. People did not try to look for any clues and evidence and the only reliable source of information about a crime was eyewitness testimony. When one said that he saw a criminal, he described that person and her actions. When the descriptions fitted the accused person, she was believed to be guilty. Therefore, forensic science of the past was based on eyewitness testimony.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
There is hardly a person in the world who has never heard the name of the outstanding Italian artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti. This name is most often associated with the masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture, especially the sculpture called David. Michelangelo belongs to the group of the three giants of the Florentine High Renaissance. He stands in the one row with such personalities as Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. They worked during the same epoch and treated one another as rivals. It is possible to say that this unspoken competition helped these artists reveal their entire potential. We know Michelangelo as the greatest sculptor. However, this personality was a remarkable painter, architect, engineer and poet. He is the creator of the greatest sculptures and buildings of all time; therefore, this artist is worth your attention.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
It will not be a mistake to say that air conditioning and refrigeration belong to the paramount achievements of engineering of the 20th century. These inventions make our life easier, comfortable and beneficial. Air conditioning embraces such processes as cooling, heating, sterilization, humidification and dehumidification of the air. Refrigeration is the process of cooling of the enclosed space. What is more, refrigeration maintains stable low temperature in this space. Why are these inventions so notable? They enable people to enjoy their life creating suitable environment for them. Let us observe the strong sides of air conditioning and refrigeration on the specific examples.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
What is morality? Can one learn how to be moral? Can the strictest laws enforce morality? These questions are quite disputable and controversial whereas they touch upon the most complicated philosophical categories. As you know, morality is characterized with the proper or standard behavior, actions and values. When we say about morality, we mean that someone strives to be positive and fair. What is more, this person respects the surrounding people, their views and interests.
This person does not violate law and avoids causing harm to anybody. Total respect towards the life and wellbeing of an innocent person is the priority of a moral person. Morality is an abstract category that can hardly be taught. The majority of people try to live according to the norms of morality. They do not kill, steal or cheat. They try to fulfil their duties and build their life fairly. Needless to say but there are people who decide to solve their problems in ‘easier’ ways. Unfortunately, these solutions are most often illegal and cause harm to the people around. Such unfair people should be taught how to behave properly. The government is one of the official bodies that possess enough tools to enforce morality on the society. However, there is a rhetoric question. Can morality be enforced by stringent laws?
Monday, April 4, 2016
What do you know about globalization? What is its impact on the society and natural environment?
In brief, world studies is an interdisciplinary science that refers to the analysis of the cause and effect of globalization and its influence on Earth. I dare say that world studies is very important for the understanding and improvement of our life. Why should we know about global studies? The answer is very simple. Our world does not have any borders. For that reason, people live in multicultural communities studying, working and entertaining together. This science refers to political studies, philosophy, economics, sociology, healthcare, ecology, etc. I want to inform you about the nature of world studies and the core elements of this science.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Syrian Civil War has become the most disturbing problem recently. Every day we hear numerous news reports about the military conflict in this country. We read about its victims, refugees and severe bombing. On the other hand, very few Americans understand the reason of this conflict.
Furthermore, many people will hardly show the location of Syria on the map. What caused the Syrian Civil War? What are its consequences? Is it possible to stop the conflict and settle down the whole situation? These questions are extremely pertinent and weighty. I will try to observe at least several reasons that could have caused the total conflict in Syria.
Foremost, the conflict could have begun because of political repressions. Without question, the political system of Syria resembles monarchy. The family of the current Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has been ruling the country for 45 years. His father became president in 1970. Since that time, the country has not seen any political reforms and changes. The current president came to power in 2000. Doubtless, al-Assad has not done anything for the development of a democratic state.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
When one is asked to prepare a descriptive essay about food, he should know how to organize this paper correctly. You are able to look through these guidelines in order to understand how to make this assignment successfully.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Have you ever watched a child beauty pageant? Did you participate in this event? What is your attitude towards this competition? Child beauty pageants are quite popular nowadays. Thousands of young girls take part in these contests in different corners of the world every year. They struggle for the right to be called the most beautiful one. Doubtless, a child beauty pageant is a controversial topic, because it has a great number of pluses and minuses. I would like to observe this topic in brief in order to understand whether we should ban child beauty pageants or not.
It does not worth mentioning that child beauty pageants were organized for entertainment. Years ago, people did not have computers, smartphones and TV-sets. They could not go to the cinema or theatre every day. They required additional ways of entertainment in order to amuse themselves and cope with stress. Children did not have enough entertainment too. They went to school and played at home. It was interesting to them to take part in a contest of this kind. On the other hand, these beauty pageants were different. They did not attract enormous audience, money and advertising. Every contest was for fun and amusement. Children could enjoy these contests and treated them like a simple game.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
What do you know about the Crusades? Why did people struggle for their religious views in such a furious way? Was it actually salvation or exploitation? The Crusades are known as a number of military campaigns supported by various Popes from the 11th to the 15th century. The participants of these campaigns were called crusaders. They took part in military campaigns in order to convert pagans and non-believers into Christianity, though their primary goal was to provide their pilgrims with the free access to the Holy Land. Everybody knows about the Dark Ages, knights and various religious superstitions and prejudices. The value of religion was enormous at that time. People were ready to kill one another for their faith. I will try to analyze this scrupulous and controversial issue attentively.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Should people rely on their intuition? Is it fair to judge people relying on your first impression about them? What is the first impression? To my mind, the first impression is the involuntary and instinctual opinion about the person we meet for the first time. In this case, we pay attention to her appearance, mimics, gestures and her manner of conversation. When we look at a stranger, we are able to say whether we like him or not at once. Doubtless, the first impression is very subjective, because we evaluate a person relying on our preferences, idols and prejudices. Very often, the people who were unpleasant for us become our best friends and our true love. Consequently, it is not always fair to rely on first impressions.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Do you believe in the healing power of plants and minerals? Is it possible to cure a disease with the help of homeopathy? Homeopathy is the practice of using plants and minerals for the treatment of human illnesses. This kind of alternative medicine is very controversial, because many supporters of the regular medicine criticize homeopathy for its irregular approach towards treatment. On the other hand, millions of people devote their health towards homeopaths. Very often, they manage to cure complicated diseases, which cannot be cured by the means of the regular medicine. I will observe the problem of homeopathy in detail in order to understand its usefulness for the human health.
Homeopathy is the most ancient kind of medicine. Thousands of years ago, people cured their illnesses with the help of plants and minerals. This practice was popular several hundred years ago.
Moreover, this approach exists in many countries even today. People have known about the healing power of various plants for thousands of years. Nearly everyone knew about the qualities of the definite herbs, vegetables and fruit and their impact on the human health. They noticed that some herbs, roots and leaves helped with the treatment of cold; others helped one improve his eyesight.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
What types of public service announcements do you know? What do you think about the usefulness of these announcements? How would you improve them? A public service announcement is a special type of a message, which is aimed at the solution of the definite social problem. Public service announcements are supposed to solve the relevant problems, which bother our society. We can see these messages on TV, in the Internet, newspapers, on the billboards and hear them listening to the radio. Many people question the objective effectiveness of public service announcements, because they do not notice the solution of the existing social problems. I will analyze this topic attentively in order to understand whether these social messages are useful.
To begin with, I would like to pay attention to the history of public service announcements. The first form of the announcements of this kind appeared during World War 1 when people were encouraged to join the army. Uncle Sam was watching at you from every poster saying: “I want you for US army”.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Do you always respect other people when they try to help you? How do you understand the meaning of the term ‘respectful’? Do you try to respect your close people? In my opinion, respect is one of the noblest feelings. Respect is a very important element of friendship, devotion and love. It does not worth mentioning that very few people deserve your respect. It is very difficult to express this feeling sincerely. I would like to write about my own understanding of respect, because this issue is very relevant and thought provoking.
The state of being respectful means that you trust another person and you are always ready to help her. Her point of view is important to you and you try to pay attention to her remarks and decisions.
You are ready to learn something new from this person, because you believe that she is wise, mature and logical. Overall, you try to follow her, because you understand that in some ways she is better than you are.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Do you like field trips? Would you spend a night in a tent? How would you behave if you were attacked by a wild beast? Doubtless, field trip is a specific and original way of spending free time.
Everyone enjoys field trips, because this way of entertainment helps one learn about the peculiarities of the natural environment. Moreover, it is a good chance to spend time with friends and learn how to survive in the wild. I was lucky to spend a week with my classmates in the wild. Our teacher organized a short trip in order to help us work in a team. Furthermore, he wanted to help us develop our leadership skills. I would like to say a few words about our field trip, which united our class and demonstrated our hidden potential.
Our teacher Mr. White decided to organize a trip to the mountains. Our town is situated near numerous picturesque sights; therefore, everyone understood that this short trip would be successful.
We had to prepare for the trip in advance. I decided to purchase the most important things, which would help me spend my time in the wild with pleasure. To begin with, I bought a tent.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Why are you afraid of snakes? Do you know how to cope with your phobias? How do you understand the concept of preparedness? Preparedness is a concept, which explains why some associations are learnt more rapidly than others. In simple words, preparedness theory explains why you avoid consuming poor quality food and why you are afraid of spiders and rats. Preparedness theory is a very interesting issue for analysis, because it touches upon numerous aspects of psychology and human behavior. I want to write about the most essential elements of preparedness theory of phobias in order to emphasize its usefulness and importance for self-understanding.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings is a short story written by a Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This story belongs to the genre of magic realism, which is characterized with the fantastic issues depicted in the most realistic way. When you read the text of this genre, you forget that it is fiction. You believe that you read a common realistic novel with its common problems and characters. The author managed to create a simple short story, which impressed millions of people. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings has been translated into many languages and it is studied at every reputable educational institution.
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings has a simple composition and plot development. One day an old sick man with wings was found on the shore near a small village. Of course, people were astonished and interested in this creature. Someone said that it was an angel, because it did not understand human language. Moreover, a sick boy was cured just because of the presence of this creature with wings. At first people paid attention to this old man with enormous wings who lived in a chicken coop of Pelayo and Elisenda. This couple decided to earn money with the help of this angel. They locked it in their chicken coop and showed him for money. One day Father Gonzaga, a local priest, came to test where the old man was an angel. He spoke in Latin to him but received the answer in an unknown language. Very soon, people lost their interest in the angel, because the village had a new freak. The couple earned much money with the help of the old man and then his health began to decline. Everyone thought that he was going to die but suddenly he became better and flew away.