How often do you watch TV? I know two kinds of people. First ones do not even have a TV set at home, not to mention cable and all the other applications. The second type always has it on. It seems, they simply cannot be in a quiet room.
As for me, I have TV at home. I pay for satellite and have over a thousand. Still, it is definitely one of the things I shouldn’t be paying for because I barely turn my TV on. I have MTV on when I clean my house or listen to a rock music channel in the morning instead of alarm, and that’s it. And wouldn’t radio be enough for those purposes?
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.
People have different attitudes, mindsets and outlooks in life. Most of these behavioral traits arise from their upbringing. Children normally learn by seeing what their parents do and copy them to a large extent. They don’t respond to instruction as much as they do to visual examples. When the father smokes, the child would end up smoking too, even if the father instructs the child against the habit. Thus, children are more influenced by what their parents do rather than what they say. If parents want their children to behave well, they should show this behavior on their own example and not just by instructions.
Nowadays nobody is surprised to see the people who instead of hurrying to the office simply switch on their computers and carry out their boss’s errands at home. As this phenomenon is here to stay, let us try to envisage its effects on our society in the long run.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the most unusual works of Shakespeare. This can be vividly exemplified by the analysis of its origin, peculiarities of its plot and ideas.
If we consider any culture in our world, we are likely to know that the only universal feature that exists in each of them is marriage. For centuries a man has made a proposal to a woman he loves and wants to be with. But in the course of time, the social context of this or that phenomenon, however universal it is, changes. Nowadays more and more gay couples demand the legal permission to get married, claiming that marriage does not necessarily involves a man and a woman. So, should they be granted such a permission?
Using your own car to get to work is expensive and stressful, contributes to air pollution and wealth of insurance companies. Yet, despite the exhaust fumes causing the choking smog in my city and three hours spent each day in traffic jams, I still drive. Why? The answer is simple: public transport simply is not the best substitute. However, several simple improvements can change the situation for better in many aspects.
Marriage has always been one of the most significant events in the lives of individuals and an integral part of their life beings. Marriage has always been associated with family, a union of two people who create one unit and give birth to other people. With the flow of time the people’s values are changing and an attitude to necessity of marriage has become a little bit different as well. Nowadays both men and women stop thinking of it as of something important or truly valuable. One of the reasons is sex rivalry.
This essay reveals the main issues related to sex education that is being lectured for young generation in high schools. It highlights the array of topics included into the program, and the impact of the programs based on the researches and surveys conducted among young people after the lectures they listened to about sexual education.
The most common virus in pigs called swine influenza (also SIV or simply swine flu) is also spread among human and birds diseases, which became a pandemic infection in 2009. This was the year when the World Health Organization (WHO) defined the highest level of the illness for the last 41 years. The statistic data showed that the swine flu reached more than 74 countries. With the rise of the illness the first symptoms of SIV were noticed and recognized specifically in the local environments where people were close to pigs, for instance, farmers.