Essays - Part 33
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.
Guess, what unites McDonald’s French Fry, soybean and tomato? The answer is not at all pleasing and predictable. The point is that they are representatives of the food which is often genetically modified and then sold in the supermarkets. The process of genetic modifying lies in the fact, that scientists take genetic information from the organism and insert it into the other one. That is how they get an opportunity to make food crops be always fresh and grow faster and bigger. Although everything sounds quite unclouded, it is extremely important to remove the genetically modified foods from everyday life because of the lethal threat. It affects human health, the environment and global economy in a dreadful way.
Canada is an amazing country and it would be not fair to talk only about such ordinary and boring aspects like economic development, mining industry or political system – the things which would never attract neither you, nor any other curious person. It will be much better to dedicate this essay to the “Do you know…?” facts about Canada.
The reason why the system of conscription (or “draft”, as it is commonly referred to in the United States) is inferior to that of volunteer or professional army is simply an economical one. It is the old and irrevocable law of economics, stating that the less you have to pay for something, the less you tend to try and use this resource wisely, irrespectively of its objective value. For you only its subjective value – what you have paid for it – is important, all the rest is the matter of little consequence.
When the name of Michael Jordan is mentioned, the first thing to cross everybody’s mind is, of course, basketball. However, it would be unforgivably primitive to describe him simply as a basketball player. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Michael Jordan represents in himself some unique or almost unique phenomenon that broadens his importance far beyond the scope of basketball and sport in general and makes him one of the most picturesque examples of the American Dream.
Among all the Shakespeare’s plays there is hardly any that have created so much controversy as it was with the “Merchant of Venice”. Shakespeare is famous for his ability to create complex, multilayer characters that cannot be adequately described in terms of simple black and white. Even the worst villains have traits that make it possible to understand them, if not sympathize with them or forgive them. “Merchant of Venice”, however, introduces the image that is ambiguous and is understood so differently that Shakespeare himself would have possibly been amazed at the passion with which different parties try to prove their points. We speak, of course, about Shylock.
Among the richness of the animal world and the exciting images it offers fishes have never arrested too great an attention of human beings. Though, there are a lot of books, films and other media on virtually any kind of mammals, birds or lizards. There is hardly anything to be found being dedicated to fishes. With one exception, nevertheless.
When we hear the word “harassment”, we usually get the image of unwanted actions of an employer towards an employee, or a senior colleague towards an inferior one, usually male-on-female. There is, however, the whole layer of the problem that takes place in various educational institutions and has a somewhat different nature.
It is not a secret for anyone that life offers us multiple ways of development and self-realization. A person without aims and zest to spiritual growth sooner or later starts feeling that something is missing from his life, even thought at first sight everything looks ok. It is an obvious sign of the necessity to change something and to think over your natural and real needs, not those dictated by the society or your family.