Essays - Part 34
Plagiarism is an intentional appropriation of ideas, inventions, words and masterpieces, created by other people and passing them off as one’s own. Plagiarism is prosecuted by the law and very much disrespected by people in general.
Every single one of us has to deal with teachers at one point or another in our life. We usually encounter this type of people for the first time when we go to school. Being unprepared and clueless children of 5-7 years of age, we are being carried over from parents to our next biggest authority, the teacher. From that time on we have to get used to meeting new people and getting along with them.
Have you ever imagined your life without photographs? Have you ever heard of surrealistic photos and that special thrill and appeal they bring into ordinary life?
Since I was a child I was greatly interested in the world around me in all its respects, and I tried to get the knowledge of it in all the ways possible, reading books of all kinds, from adventure and sci-fi stories to newspapers and encyclopedias, conducting my own “scientific experiments”, watching the animals, plants and insects. When I grew up it all boiled away into two distinct passions: humanities and arts, with mathematics still interesting me greatly, although I understand that it is hardly my goal in life to make discoveries in this field.
The development and progress of human society always brings about new situations, creates new professions and changes the nature of the ones that exist already. One of the occupations that has recently undergone rather drastic changes is that of a journalist.
For many years the matter of global warming (aka greenhouse effect) was one of the leading issues professed by ecologists and green parties all over the world. Scientists presented facts that suggested quite unequivocally that the polar caps were melting and it was the human and his activities that were to be blamed for. Industrial nations led by leftish governments imposed taxes or downright restrictions on the building and development of factories and industrial plants. They were trying continuously to make the third world’s nations to do the same, though with less results, as the developing countries, quite naturally, wanted to develop.
I think that there is hardly a more obvious assumption than the idea that every sane person’s goal in life, in short, is to achieve happiness. What is happiness, however, is an altogether different and much more complicated question. There are a number of notions that are somehow related to the concept of happiness in the consciousness of the majority of people, like love, wealth, achievement of self-expression, freedom and independence. All these and a great number of other ideas occupy very different positions in the personal lists of the most important things of every separate human being.
Games are inevitable in the life of modern people. In the past there were only two kinds of games available to people: outdoor or indoor. But today the interest of youngsters is tied to various video games. Children go mad about those and, unfortunately, some parents don’t pay enough attention to this problem. They are happy to enjoy their free time without any worries considering where their kid is, or what active outdoor game to invent for him.
Australia – is a terrific country with its history and culture! It was discovered during the campaign of the new territories discovering. James Cook was the first to describe this land and declare it to be the property of Her Majesty. 200 years have passed and Australia turned into the continent, which became the most popular among the tourists. The weather in Australia practically all the year round is favorable for the trips: the temperature varies between 32 and 25’C above zero and only in winter it is 18 ‘C.
On September 11, 2001 people around the world witnessed one of the most tragic events during the last decades. This tragedy took place in the USA, the country of wealth, prosperity and well-being. That morning everyone in this world realized that nobody could be insured against such a horrible phenomenon like terrorism. Although things have changed since that ill-starred day and billions of dollars have gone to the defense funds, everyone is still threatened with danger of terrorism. Even those people who live far away from the United States of America do not feel save and private anymore. The words like Al-Queda and Anthrax have become an integral part of the vocabulary of every person. Now they may be the part of everyday conversation between two friends who met each other in the shop or two colleagues in the office.