“Spare the rod – spoil the child” the ancient saying goes. It grows less and less popular nowadays, but to a certain extent some degree of strictness or harshness is still considered to be normal, except for the cases when parents are really frightened to cause their children any kind of pain. So, why are we so attracted to this concept of tough love, although modern society seems to be so opposed to it?
Although English is for sure the most widespread and the most useful language to know at the time being, knowing another language, or even several of them, can always come in handy. If your native language isn’t English, the second one should definitely close this gap, for about 80% of all the useful information that is expressed in any language at all is at least in addition expressed in English as well, so it is an absolute must for any person who is going to consider himself to be a citizen of the world.
It is often said that the most difficult activity that a human being can face is making decisions, and not only important ones, but in general. It is true to a certain extent, especially for some people who, due to various reasons (usually rooted in their upbringing) find difficulty making even the simplest and most unimportant decisions, for example, what to wear or what to have for dinner. If you ever encounter similar problems at any level, it may be a good idea to apply a certain decision-making technique for your assistance.
The main idea on which the whole free market economics was formulated by Adam Smith in his Wealth of Nations: it is the principle of the so-called “invisible hand”, according to which the people when nobody controls their economic behavior, tend to achieve much better results when compared to the situation when some kind of control is imposed on them.
The world has changed drastically over the last 20 and especially the last 10 years; what we see now is very distant from what existed at that time. That means, naturally, that children that were born within this period, especially during the last decade, are growing up in a completely different environment than the one to which we were accustomed. They are surrounded by computers and other digital devices from the day they are born; what was an unusual novelty for us is an integral part of their life, something that is as usual for us as cars and phones.
Teaching is a very delicate process that requires a lot of attention from the point of view of teacher. According to an opinion that has been very popular during the last few decades, it is creative methods of teaching that really make this process effective. But is it really that important?
We live in the time when it is no longer possible to avoid computers even if you feel dislike towards them. Even ten years ago the situation was somewhat different – they were, of course, very important, but there still was possibility for those who did not want to do anything with computer technologies to go on working in their fields of activity without having to learn all these high-tech devices.
What Is Libertarianism?
Libertarianism is a school of socio-economical thought, or rather a trend, unifying a number of relatively similar schools of thought that proclaim that the freedom of the individual is the most important thing in existence, support the idea of the free market developing without any oppression or intrusion of the state, complete or almost complete abolition of taxation and overall freedom of every individual from all the other individuals. According to libertarianism, freedom of one person ends only where the freedom of another one begins. Or, in other words, the freedom of my fist ends where your face begins.