Since the beginning of human history, information has been passed on from one generation to the other in different forms, starting with simple oral traditions. Soon after, people began grouping into societies and the need for a written language was emerging. After that, laws were created and humans began to realize the need for some type of system to..
I come here today with a purpose of focusing primarily on the social effects of technology throughout this article. We often think of large corporations such as Apple or Samsung when we think of technology. We think of development and the future, but how exactly is technology benefiting our future? The ongoing urbanization due to..
She Waits For Me (The Beggar Woman) The morning has barely broken, yet mourning screams silently from below. She waits for me. I wrest myself from restful bliss to a world rife with strife. She waits for me. I shower in streams of warmth. This warmth is selfish; it does not extend beyond extremities, and..
The Ugly Selfie Let’s face it. Our trademark is social media. Every generation has its own label and its own personalized franchise. The 60’s hippies, 70’s disco, 80’s love, 90’s grunge; this generation’s is social media. From the humble beginnings of Facebook, Skype, and Twitter to the evolution of Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest. But is..
Throughout the years, people have been characterized as a part of a cohort, or generation, such as the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials. They are usually attributed to having certain characteristics, which can lead to stereotyping. A generation experiences the same cultural events, but the diversity of gender, class, race, and politics makes..
The 21st century has given birth to the media saturated world in which we live; a world where originality is a sin and fitting in is a natural instinct. I have a theory that the hardest work anyone does in life is striving for perfection. Why? Because it simply doesn’t exist. As individuals, the majority..
Through life, various means of escape, peace, and happiness can be found in many different things. One of the most effective, most efficient and most imaginative means of escape personally would be through art. Whether it’s physical art, melodious art, theater art, literature art, music, paintings, poems, television, art has the essence of being the..
As we look around ourselves, what do we see? Our friends chatting, laughing, getting caught up with the latest Hollywood trends, deciding which pictures to post on Instagram, and so on so forth. It has come to my attention, for a while now actually, how society nowadays has this deceptive façade that seems to be..
Those are only a list of 10 virtues that are essential for living in our modern world. Tolerance: Accept its existence, though conformity is non-compulsory. Benevolence: Spread your wings of kindness, but don’t let the manipulator deceive you. Sagacity: Be the man they look up to, not the child they mock. Determination: Run until you..
Individuals. Obviously we’re individuals, but what is that based on? Sure, we know where we want to be, or at least I do. I know that by the time I’m 30, which is 15 years from now, I would like to have achieved at least one of my current life goals. These goals are to:..
Ronald Reagan, fortieth President of The US once said: “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not to run their lives.” Before that, Henry David Thoreau, a philosopher and freethinker, said: “That government is best which governs least.” Go back a few more years and George Washington, The US’s first president and founding father,..
The prominent age of reason thinker, Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17th, 1706 in Boston. He left school at the age of ten to help his father, however this was never an obstacle for Franklin to achieve his goals. He was greatly involved in many scientific investigations regarding diverse topics such as electricity and..
We humans are emotionally fragile creatures; we are susceptible to pain, and inept at dealing with it. This frailty of ours causes us to be prudent when dealing with others: we are reluctant to form arbitrary bonds, and more often than not keep our defenses up. When we do open up, however, we find that..