What distinguishes us from animals? Maybe the fact that our behavior is regulated not only by the natural instincts? Let us try to understand what role moral values play in our life.
Virtually from the very beginning, every one of us is taught to tell the difference between the good and the bad. It is only natural that the good is what helps us survive. A good relationship with a fellow creature, assisting weak, mutual aid — all that is beneficial not only for an individual but a species as a whole. I think that this is where we have the cradle of moral values.
However, you may object that similar manifestation observed in higher animals. For example, in the event of emergency horses herd together protecting female and young animals. Adult, healthy species protect them possibly risking their lives. Does it mean that horses also have some moral values? Continue reading
What is leadership? Leadership is the ability to encourage and lead people who believe in you. A leader is a person who stays on the head of the particular group of individuals and makes important decisions for them. What is more, he is responsible for his people, whereas they provide him with the right to represent their collective opinion. The primary duty of every leader is to unite his group and help them reach their goal. As you see, it is complicated to be a good leader, and there are very few examples of the outstanding leaders, whose experience one wants to follow.
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the brightest examples of real leaders who managed to save the entire nation and show a new way of development to millions of people. Continue reading
There are almost two hundred countries on the planet and more than five thousand ethnicities. Until reasonably recently, most of them developed virtually independently from each other. Many different cultures are meaning that within the one not too big planet.
The extent of the difference is that significant that finding himself in the alien cultural environment; a person experiences a real shock manifested in feeling an emotional or sometimes a physical malaise. A well-known anthropologist Kalervo Oberg named this state a cultural clash.
There is quite a simple explanation for this phenomenon. We, humans, are social species, and any society holds its own, particular set of markers allowing its members to tell a friend from a foe. The set includes the way of greeting, usual gestures, speech tempo, mimics, etc. If you are happened to find yourself in the environment with the unknown or unusual set of markers the anxiety will grip you without asking your permission. Although the fear can go unnoticed, should the persons you met there treat you kindly, it certainly exists. Continue reading
The pace modern lifestyle dictates us, makes us continuously receive and process a large amount of information. Throughout almost all its life a modern man is in the course of learning something, or teaching somebody – sometimes he is a teacher, but most often he is a student. That is because the education today became an essential ingredient of daily life, which, in turn, led to the development of such a phenomenon as the educational experience.
The notion of the educational experience usually means the experience concerning the process of giving or receiving knowledge and skills as well as a social interaction during the process.
Each of us has such an experience of their own. It includes an emotional sphere — our attitude toward the educational process, towards our teachers; a personal set of the stereotypes: the math is easy or foreign languages are hard to learn; as well as the techniques acquired during the education — the way we assimilate the knowledge, etc. Continue reading
The problem of race and ethnicity is very disputable and controversial. However, one can research these subjects from the points of view of biology and sociology respectively. It is easy to study the topic on race whereas people are divided into several tracks according to their physiology and appearance. The color of skin, type of hair, bone structure, eye color, etc. are the primary physical characteristics that help us differ one race from another. Ethnicity is another subject. This problem is observed from the side of sociology. There are not any biological characteristics in ethnic origin. Ethnicity is defined with such elements as culture, religion, language, etc. If we study race and ethnicity in sociology, we should apply other methods. The public understanding of the term ‘race’ is associated with ‘racism.’ Thus, we should study the topic deeper. Continue reading
Business cannot exist without advertising whereas customers should learn about your goods and services. If you do not inform them about your offer, you will sell nothing. What is advertising? Advertising is one of the most popular methods of non-personal marketing communication. Many techniques of marketing can help small firms and big international corporations sell their products effectively. The problem of advertising has always been relevant. Companies spend millions on advertising because their want to increase their profit. Continue reading
The problem of GMOs has become very popular nowadays. If you turn on the TV or open any page on the Internet, you will come across the information devoted to the harm of genetically modified organisms. Why are people concerned about this issue? Are GMOs dangerous to our life and health? Are there any positive sides of genetically modified organisms? These questions are quite relevant. More and more food products genetically engineered, and people worry about the impact of this modification on their health. What is a genetically modified organism? It is any organism whose genotype changed by the methods and techniques of genetic engineering. Such experiments conducted for scientific and agricultural purposes. Genetic modification differs from the natural or artificial mutagenesis. Genetic material is transported from one organism to another applying the technology of recombinant DNA. If DNA carried to the target organism from another species, the target body is called a transgenic one. Continue reading
Deforestation is a formal term that means removal of vast territories of forests from our planet’s surface. Deforestation is one of the most urgent problems of our time. Alongside with pollution and extinction of biological species, deforestation occupies the leading position in the list of the most dangerous environmental issues. Everybody knows that trees are vital to us.
Due to the process of photosynthesis trees produce oxygen that maintains life on Earth. In fact, a forest is the primary source of wood used in different fields of human life. Thus, wood helps people make money on logging. Unluckily, people cannot set their priorities reasonably. When there is a choice between healthy environment and money, they choose money. Therefore, people destroy forests to gain profit. I am going to observe the disadvantages of deforestation and focus on the harmful effect of this process. Continue reading
King Lear is one of the most famous tragedies of William Shakespeare. The drama was written between 1605 and 1606 and published in 1608. King Lear was not a wholly fictional character whereas William Shakespeare borrowed it from the medieval legends and chronicles. Like any other literary work of Shakespeare, King Lear is a profound tragedy that touches upon many social problems. Many critics and psychologists have tried to analyze this drama attentively because every character is complex and exciting for study. King Lear has been on stage for more than 400 years, and its popularity has not declined. The most prominent actors dream to play King Lear to reveal this complex character to the audience. Moreover, there are many screen versions of the tragedy. This fact demonstrates that the works of William Shakespeare are immortal. Continue reading
Coral bleaching has become an urgent topic among the experts who are involved in the analysis of various environmental issues. Many people do not understand the problem of coral bleaching. Corals are individual organisms that live according to their style. Some corals are colorful. Others are white. Why do people care about the color of corals? The answer is easy. When corals become pale, they are luckier to die. Consequently, we lose vast areas of coral reefs that make our planet beautiful. What is more, corals are the parts of large ecosystems. Millions of microorganisms, plants, and fish live among corals. These reefs are the home to such organisms. When corals die, millions of water bodies disappear too. Thus, the problem of coral bleaching is very considerable. Its effects are harmful to biological diversity and global economy. The best solution is to stop coral bleaching defeating the cause of this process. Continue reading