Determination is an integral part of my character, which helps me in reaching goals, as each and every time I take up something new, I am determined in my success. This very trait of my character identifies me as a personality, and I am more than convinced that I would not have achieved everything I have now without it.
In a world that is shrinking because of the use of technology people often find it difficult to meet new friends. While networks like Facebook and Myspace are a good way to stay in touch, getting to know someone over the Internet falls short of actually making friends with that person.
There has been a lot of talk lately concerning the possibility of computers replacing the position of books in our life. But is it truly possible? After all, they are both valuable assets of our civilization and possess positive and negative features.
We live in the 21st century and such a question as this may seem slightly ridiculous to some, but there are advantages to single-sex colleges and universities, which mixed-sex educational establishments cannot match.
Typically, when we think of a double standard, we think of the past. Surely, with our modern outlook on life and more women than ever in the workforce, there cannot still be a double standard between the sexes in the form in which it existed before. To figure out what is going on in the world today, we will have to examine the viewpoints of both men and women in the workforce.
Some authors are immediately accepted after a certain work of theirs; the others become famous only after death. Does it mean that all the rest don’t deserve anything more than fleeting attention? Not exactly. There is always a number of writers that didn’t manage to write right books at the right time and ended up in obscurity, rather than becoming famous or at least well-known. The examples of such writing appear both in serious and light literatures: it has little to do with the overall people’s taste.
Bill Gates is a person who requires no introduction; yet, it is far less known that, in addition to his activities as a programmer and a businessman, he has also wrote several books, one of them, The Road Ahead, published in 1995, was a kind of summary of his thoughts and predictions concerning the further evolution of technology, mostly, of course, the digital one.
I wouldn’t say that 21 Grams by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has changed my life, for I doubt that such a thing can be said about any work of art, but at least, it made me think about it for quite some time and, although it has been several years since I watched it, I still remember the plot vividly, as well as the general impression it had upon me – that of very sad and very disturbed brilliancy.
To the majority of people C.S. Lewis is known only as a personal friend of J.R.R. Tolkien and the author of the Chronicles of Narnia; however, he was also a prolific theologian, Christian apologist, essayist and even a science fiction author. This science fiction of his is what I am going to talk here.
Horror stories seem to be very popular nowadays; however, the majority of both film directors and writers don’t seem to grasp the idea that the quality described by a vague word “disturbing” is much more important for stories of this kind than graphical depiction of blood and gore.