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
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. 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. 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
It is tough to explain the exact meaning of the term ‘science.’ One can imagine complicated explanations that will not cover the entire time. I suppose I can describe science with the one word – knowledge. Centuries ago, people did not know about many everyday things. They did not understand the cause of various natural phenomena and physical processes. They were afraid of fire, lightning, thunderstorm, etc. Everything that was not understandable to them was related to religion or magic. No wonder, many pagan gods possessed their qualities and fulfilled their roles in the world. For example, there was a god of fire, water, earth or air. Some gods were favorable. Others embodied negative phenomena that feared people. With the run of time, people learned about many secrets of nature and physical environment became not so frightening to them. This enlightenment occurred due to the scientific discoveries in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry or biology. Science is a blessing. I will try to focus on the positive aspects of science, due to which our life on Earth has become easier. Continue reading
It is not a secret that everyone strives to enrich his life with pleasures. Everyone enjoys his cozy house, fast car, and fancy clothes. Material values are very considerable in our life. However, the majority of people think that spiritual values are more important. Although they appreciate their luxurious life, they love their family most of all. They read books and believe in God enlightening their mind and soul. Material values are subordinate to them. In fact, some people put real values on the top of their pleasures. They believe that material is more vital than spiritual. This philosophy is called hedonism. Continue reading