Essays - Part 32
Materialism refers to a collection of personality traits. The contemporary world is full of people who possess materialistic trait. They have a belief that owning and acquisition of the right properties is the vital ingredients of happiness. These people think that success is judged by the things individual possesses. Philosophers and theologians have been complaining for long that materialism is contrary to moral life. More often the goal of gaining material wealth is regarded as empty and in result it prevents a person from being involved in a normal life. The consequences of pursuing materialistic lifestyle are the inability to reach the state of happiness in one’s life. The empirical studies, carried out to find the correlation between happiness and materialism, have confirmed negative correlation between the two.
The Federal Government of the United States of America is as old as the country and the nation themselves – they were formed immediately after the War for Independence and are considered the first federal government in the history of human race. From the very beginning, the spirit of the nation was expressed in the so-called system of checks and balances – that was the American ideal of the body that leads the country – the government of the laws, or of the system, and not that of men.
In the middle and by the end of the 20th century when you asked a little boy, what he wanted to be when he grew up, the answer you were most likely to hear was an astronaut. What are the most popular answers nowadays? A bank owner and a businessman. The interesting thing is that this idea persists up to adulthood for many of the boys giving such answer. Except after they get a degree, it usually transforms into a more specific and allegedly more realistic goal of becoming a small business owner. But do they really know what it is like to be a businessman? And what appeal does such occupation have for so many young people?
India is one of the oldest countries in the world, full of charming and attractive historical sites and challenging and mysterious stories that were laid in the foundation of Indian cities, regions and even buildings. India is the country of contrasts from architectural and cultural perspectives. If you want to amuse yourself with food, culture, language, clothing and various traditions, India is the right place for you to visit. With the population of over one billion people, India is very multicultural and each of the twenty eight states in the country has its unique identity that determines and directs its history.
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.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was a world-famous Austrian composer. He was a prominent representative of the Viennese classical school, a musician of universal talent that became apparent in his early childhood. In Mozart’s music the ideas of German Enlightenment are reflected. He managed to embody the artistic experience of various national schools and traditions. Mozart modified the traditional operatic forms and individualized genre types of symphonies.
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.
Since 1980s the global competition is becoming very important for the world and national economics’ development. It begins to have a decisive influence on the strategic planning and management not only in the largest transnational corporations, but also in companies that have traditionally relied upon the national market. Companies are involved in the processes taking place in international business either directly or indirectly.