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..
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..