Society & Family - Part 19
The concept of American dream is often used for the description of any nation-wide ideology, which unites the Americans. The variety of nationalities and races, which populate the South American continent, and the historical fact of their unity caused urgent need for the formulation of the exclusive doctrine, which would rally natives from different countries into unique nation.
It is rather an interesting fact that the American dream arose through one and a half centuries after formation of the USA. The concept was included into the book “Epic of America” in 1931 by historian and writer James Truslow Adams. The main idea was that each person, who owns his abilities, energy and diligence, is capable to achieve a lot by fair means in life – become respectable and well-off, or even the President of the country.
It is absolutely clear that any manifestation of racism bears most negative implications. However, with a closer look and no extra emotional compound, racism can merely be regarded as an idea of diversity, described in respective scientific works. Nevertheless, mentioning any of ethnic, social, political and ideological differences today potentially indicates morbid inequality, violent action, abuse speech, all sorts of prejudice, discrimination and oppression. The phenomenon of racism counts centuries of history, though it is declared to be actively fought against.
Drug consumption is one of the most discussed and analyzed topics in the literature and scientific works, researches and experiments throughout the last twenty years. Drug specialists and scientists have developed various methodologies for fighting with the increasing drug consumption and trade.
People are social creatures and they are differentiated from animals by the ability to think. The mental element has a lot to do with the character of a person in the society. No one is able to lead a completely isolated life away from the society and its products.
Today, a lot of people sit throughout whole days in offices in front of their PCs and forget how important it is to do regular physical exercises. In fact, they have to be involved in everyone’s daily routine. Apart from doing exercises, it is important to mind what you eat during your day. The modern lifestyle of coach potatoes or fanatic office workers, which many people choose, will certainly bring about a lot of negative results. Despite the fact that everyone is aware of the bad consequences their lifestyle can bring, they do not stop leading them and eating junk food.
The concept of wealth can mean different things to different people. For some people, it is having a nice home to live in, a comfortable car to drive around town, a sufficient bank balance to meet all expenses, and more than enough money to see through life after retirement. For others, it is living in luxurious fashion in opulence and splendor with tons and tons of money at their disposal. Each person has their own specific idea of what wealth means. Their notion of wealth probably arises from their idea of what they would do if they had all the money in the world.
All the people know the melody of the Mendelssohn’s wedding march. What a thrilling moment for the bride and the groom, when its sound is in the air! Every girl from the early years dreams about it, imaging her dress and hair-do, flowers and shining smiles around, and her “Prince Charming” , of course – the best man ever. And here it comes, this sacred “YES”. She is a wife now and he is a husband. They are beginning their journey to the life full of love and happiness.
Sooner or later everyone wants to find an answer what he or she lives for. The majority of us is trying to understand the meaning of human life. During thousands of years the mankind tried to answer the question, what the meaning of life is and what life itself is – pleasure or suffering.
Religion is an integral part of the life of modern society. It is closely related to the social, economic and political areas of people’s lives. Many sociologists have been studying this area for a long time. The main reason of such a huge interest is the great influence the religion has on the main functions in society.
Although we live in the XXI century and it seems like millions of people are around, we can suddenly become stricken with a sharp pain of loneliness. But it is important to understand the difference between so close notions as “loneliness” and “being alone”. To be alone means to have no company at the moment, while the meaning of the “loneliness” lies in the fact that it can happen to you anytime, no matter where you are. You can feel lonely even if you are in the middle of one million people crowd, when you are hanging out with your friends or spending time with you family members. Being alone is a fleeting transient notion, while loneliness is one of the harshest feelings people can feel and suffer from. The problem is that loneliness can become a cause of such terrible actions, as suicide, falling into depression or even trying to hurt close people or strangers.