The issue of global warming has become a regular topic in that every time one watches the news on television or read the papers in recent months there have always been something about the environment behaving strangely. The hurricanes, tsunamis, melting glaciers, flooding, heat waves and other irregular natural phenomena that various parts of the world have been experiencing in the past decades have all been linked to global warming. Global warming is a real issue and it requires every human being in the planet to take part in the campaign for the sake of future generations.
Some people have expressed doubts as to the importance of the problem and points to the impossibility of requiring countries to adapt the solutions to combat global warming. Robert Samuelson, a Washington Post columnist wrote an article criticizing the efforts to fight global warming.
They say that it is always better to be a small fish in a big pond than being a big fish in a small pond. While this brief discourse is certainly not on the topic of either fishing or ponds, it is similar in the way that the experiences of being somebody in an unknown town and being a “nobody” in a big town mirror this proverb. While there certainly are many advantages to living in a small town, the question that begs to be asked is whether or not these advantages far outweigh those of living in a big city. Further, living in a small town means that one is residing in a relatively small community and that the people manifest a certain familiarity that goes beyond normal conversations. The town grocer or shopkeeper may remember one’s name and the local physicians may actually even know one’s entire medical history. The crime rate is much lower than a big city and it is safer to take walks at night without worrying about getting mugged. Yet, can one say that life has truly been lived and experienced based on the happenings in a small town? There is so much that the world has to offer and only a small part of that can be experienced in any small town (Steves, 2007).
The highest value of a democratic society is human rights, which means first of all that a human being is the one who is in charge of his or her own life. The premise presupposes that a person has the right to take a decision about what to do with his or her life on the most global level – whether to go on living or stop living. That is why the state, which aim is to provide the execution of citizens rights, should pay careful attention to such a burning issue as helping terminally ill patients to die. The solution to the problem is legalizing euthanasia as a way of defending human rights alongside taking into consideration the possible moral challenges.
In majority of the states in America, Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide is being condemned and is being looked down. The doctors involved in performing euthanasia are subjected to punishment and imprisonment. The act of euthanasia is held against them in the grounds of murder, because they authorities deem that it is wrong to help an ailing person subdue all the pain they feel by helping him die faster.
Euthanasia is legally defined as intentionally ending the life of another person in order to alleviate the pain of an illness or condition, as it is requested by the person who dies. Others see it as an act of suicide in the part of the patient, as for the part of the doctor; it is an act of murder. If you look at the aspect of euthanasia, it is different from the act of murder, as conceived by those who oppose it.
Since ancient times, marriage union is the core of society which facilitates behaviour and social conduct. Love, emotional and physical attractiveness are the main causes why people get marriage and have children, In spite of romantic relations and happy family life at the beginning of their marriage, many people divorce because of different reasons. Statistical results show that the main reasons of divorce include economic instability and changing social roles, infidelity, lack of understanding and love. Thesis Divorce can be the only solution to unhappy marriage if love and mutual understanding disappeared and result in abusive relations and distress.
For the greatest democracy in the world, as many of its citizens consider it, the United States of America is painfully poor when it comes to voting. Though the media spends over a year before every presidential election providing the masses with hype and an overload of information, voters still only turn out in fractions, and voter turnout is barely more than half. On non-presidential elections, the turnout is even lower. No matter what seems to be done, the voters in America refuse to turnout and exercise their rights to the fullest and the only viable solution would seem to be making voting mandatory.
Television has remained the predominant medium used by companies for their advertising and marketing strategies despite the availability of new marketing and advertising media such as the Internet because almost every home in the United States would have at least one television. As a result, about eight million American children who attend schools are exposed to TV commercials not just at home but also in schools who have contracted to receive Channel One broadcasts which consists 10 minutes of news and 2 minutes of commercials. The extreme exposure of children and adolescents to television, specifically on commercials shown in television has become a growing concern to many experts since evidence shows that advertising has a negative effect on children in reference to their self-perception, eating habits and relationships with their parents.
The actions taken by Antigone can well be enumerated as a person opposing the government policy or standing against the state. It could be ascertained that Antigone is standing against an action that is appeared to be wrong and unjust. It is an interesting fact that the actions taken by Creon, the King of Thebes, is unsolicited by the citizens of Thebes but hardly anyone has the courage to utter it. The support for Antigone is characterized by Haemon when he argues with his father, Creon, that “Our Theban folk, with one voice, denies it.” (Sophocles, 15)This point of view presented by Heamon agrees the fact that there is positive reaction from the citizens of Thebes about the actions taken by Antigone and that Creon is viewed on the wrong side.
In these contemporary times of manufacturing, different newly made products are laid before consumers everyday. These would range from personal hygiene, to food and drinks, to clothing, and so on. The numbers of these products are of massive quantities, designed to help improve the human life. But how can one be sure of the safety of that product? Or more specifically, how can they be sure that living things like human would not be harmed upon using these products? One way to approach these queries is by the use of animal testing. This technique employs animals as subjects for newly manufactured goods. And as for any scientific process, it is seen by society as having two sides – the negative and the positive.
Literature has constantly portrayed themes that focused on revenge caused by love. From the ancient epic stories of Greek heroes who lost their loved ones to the more modern novels that tell the story of how a hero loses his heroine, there have been always such stories that take the reader alongside the hero and force the reader to root for him. Because the protagonist or the hero of the story is such a better person who only acts in violence because of a previous and more violent act of evil, his actions are justified and considered moral. This is the most common thing in tales that illustrate the theme of revenge. However, a different story emerges from the rest in Hector Tobar’s novel, The Tattooed Soldier. In the novel, Tobar shows two sides of the story, the hero and the villain, and makes the reader choose on whom to root for since both acts of evil, that of the hero’s revenge and the villain’s hatred, are equally justifiable. In this essay, it will be argued that though the villain, Longoria, is so obviously evil, his actions are actually moral and justified in the same way that the actions of the hero, Antonio, were justified and considered moral.