Essays - Part 11
When people reach the age of 18, they plunge into a world of new opportunities and liabilities. From now on they are considered full-fledged members of society with all that it implies: they can take responsible posts, marry, and do everything that is not prohibited by law. They start to make important decisions considering their life and future and start to learn how to live independently. That is, of course, the best course of events, but it is not always so.
Our life will become much better if we eliminate physical punishment of children completely. If is one of the practices, which no modern parent must resort to, as it doesn’t bring any good at all – neither to them, nor to their children. Unfortunately, not everyone understands it. Let us consider why some parents still consider this measure appropriate and what drives them to beat their children and make them miserable.
Motivation is one of the most important things in each matter. If the person lacks it, he is almost sure not to reach the necessary results and not to meet expectations. I believe that it is one of the main reasons why students fail to achieve their parents’ and teachers’ hopes. They just don’t clearly see what for.
From the early childhood our parents explain what is right and what is wrong to us. We believe them, from time to time testing their patience and trying out whether what they say is true or not. This period of experiments usually lasts till the age of 14-15. Then we have already acquired a considerable amount of knowledge about the surrounding world and don’t think that anything can change our views. But there are certain periods which do influence our world perception greatly, such as college, university, work, marriage, having children and many others.
Many countries in the world have already abolished mandatory conscription to the military forces, some don’t have armed forces at all, while there are still nations where this conscription is obligatory. Everything depends on the significance of the country on the international level, the influence it has on the other countries, as well as the plans and ambitions of each government.
Despite being called the best time of people’s lives, teenage years bring a lot of problems with them. It is one of the milestones in personal development, which influence world perception and define future in a great extent. Teens try to find their place in life and this often seems too overwhelming for them.
Today, people try to save as much time as possible due to the necessity to cope with numerous tasks within limited time. In the majority of cases, modern people who have busy work schedule don’t have enough time to cook food and prefer to eat in restaurants and cafes. And here the fast food option emerges and many people make use of it. Let us consider why it is so.
There are people who are double-faced and have two different characters – one for the public and other for close friends and for the time alone. Usually, these two faces are completely different and even opposite. Not only is such double life irritating for surrounding people, but it is also hard for the person as well. Too much energy is spent on sustaining two images, and if one of them will become known to the other group of people, the reputation will be greatly damaged and can hardly be renovated.
Cities, especially large ones, offer a lot of opportunities to people who live there. They perfectly suit people with great ambitions and high expectations from life. Still, not everyone who was born and brought up in the city is satisfied with the surrounding atmosphere and longs for life in a village. So, what kind of people prefers city life and why others strive to move to the country?
Introduction of automobiles brought significant changes into society and, of course, became rather a controversial issue. The first cars appeared in the XIX century and have undergone significant changes since then.
Now any distance is not a problem for people, as they can easily reach any place without much effort by using cars, buses or trains. Automobiles made possible easy communication between countries and united all the nations. Borders were erased for trade and international market was established. I simply can’t imagine how our life would look like without cars. They became so integrated in our lives, that it is now impossible to live without them.