What Is Art?
I believe that every person has his/her own view considering the definition of art. Why? Because it is such a multifaceted concept that it is simply not possible to give a universal definition to it that will completely cover all its aspects. What we can do – is to give some kind of general definition that the majority of people will agree with, and then define some of its aspects for ourselves – the most important ones that distinguish art from some attempts of self-realization. In this essay I will present my view of what art is.
What Is Volunteer Work
Basically, volunteer work or volunteering is the act of individuals working for or on behalf of others or for a certain cause without being paid for their services. Therefore, volunteer work can be defined as assisting the needy in the society. This may entail reading to children in a school for the disabled, raising money to reduce poverty, coaching a community team, raising awareness of essential issues in the community, planting trees, and offering counseling and support, including caring for the elderly. In general, volunteer work is commonly seen as an altruistic engagement, designed to promote public good and enhance human life.
In our time of hectic changes and total haste the idea of controlling one’s time effectively acquires a whole new meaning. It isn’t anymore a kind of a whim that was a characteristic of a few people only; it grows to be a necessity, for now a person who isn’t good at managing one’s own time may simply not have enough time to do everything he or she needs. But what is time management?
Egoism is the word that is usually pronounced with disapproving overtones. It is supposed that “egoistic” equals “bad” by definition. But is it really so? What is egoism, after all?
In the recent years the idea of positive thinking is becoming more and more popular, which was immediately reflected by the upsurge in sales of various self-help books that are generally based on this idea. But what exactly is positive thinking?
Together with the purpose of life, happiness has always been one of the central questions of philosophy, always remaining the object of definition and never being actually defined. Knowing of this, I do not suppose that my own idea of happiness has something new and original about it; on the contrary, I am quite sure that millions of people before me had expressed the similar thought; but it is still my idea.
The old proverb states that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; that is, there cannot be such thing as objective beauty and the one man’s idea of what is beautiful may be considerably different from what somebody else thinks about it. However, through the course of time there have been certain concepts that, although allowing the understanding, always limited beauty with certain boundaries. And even though there exist ideas of beauty that are very, very different from what the majority of people think, it is still so: there is majority that shares more or less definite opinion and minority that have unusual opinions of their own.