Do not get me wrong, I like to be adult as know there is a great amount of possibilities in front of me and the chance to make all my dreams come true. I enjoy making decisions of my own, feeling free, earning money and traveling without providing a detailed report of my adventures. I am just afraid to be adult in a negative sense.
The adult woman I do not want to turn into is always reasonable and logical; she can not perform any spontaneous action, like walking bare feet along the main street of the city or leaving for some exotic country to become diving instructor. She do not like when her neighbors listen to too loud music and call the police to calm them down instead of joining the party. She always counts money and saves them for something essential, like a new flat or car, instead of spending a part of them on some dress she wanted to buy on an impulse. She tries to keep even love under her control as she chooses her partner according to the matter of convenience, not feelings.
The aggressiveness of the modern world, terrorism and the threat of nuclear wars have invoked the protest of the society which is expressed in different kinds of social movements. Food Not Bombs, for example, is a world wide organization which protests against militarism, poverty and hunger. The main idea of this social movement is that the governments should review their priorities and spend more money on food for those who are in need, rather than on wars and arms race.
Food Not Bombs presents independent groups of activists whose aim is to feed all hungry people. They provide mostly vegetarian or vegan food for free. The choice of vegan food is explained by the fact that it is useful for health, and besides, they say that if people use all territory occupied by meat producing industry for growing fructiferous plants the problem of hunger in the world will be solved.
Higher education is the highest priority of any civilized person. Why? In the modern world the fact one has higher education means his belonging to the best layer of human society. Unlike the primary and secondary education, higher education even in the developed countries isn’t common. In the most developed countries half of population has higher education, but if we take the developing counties of Africa, the things differ.
To enter an African university, it is necessary to get the certificate called SSCE. Exams are carried out by the African examination councils. For obtaining this certificate it is necessary to pass the following exams: exact sciences, English, technical and professional subjects. After these examinations it is possible to enter a university, a technical secondary institute or a teacher training college. In African countries there have always been great difficulties with any education, to say nothing of the higher one. Access to higher education remains limited, especially for country people. Though, distance education is very popular there: it’s a common practice to send students abroad to study. Continue reading →
When we want to express some negative emotions, the way we feel about someone, we compare people to animals. We say “He is a pig!”, “He is a great moron”, “She is such a bitch!”
But I believe most of us realize how wrong we are. Not about people, about animals. Why insult them by comparing them to the worst representatives of our kind? Some of us may say “Yeah, animals are better than people” without realizing how right they actually are. I just though what if I name a couple of reasons why I am being so skeptical:
1.Animals don’t lie. One can say “that’s just because they can’t talk” or “that’s just because of they are not so smart” etc., but it’s a fact. They don’t.