As we know, the media is a very powerful tool and one should be very careful wielding it. The popularity of social media especially, has been rising throughout the years, and nowadays, social media is really influential. So, if one uses it for a right cause, a lot of good things can be achieved.
This article will focus only on one aspect of social media, and that is blogging. People blog about different things, and the beauty of it is that blogs are open to anyone, they are free of charge and are a nice way of letting people express themselves in any way they want to.
Recently, a documentary called “Forbidden Voices” caught my attention. It is about how a laptop can bring about a revolution. Namely, a female blogger from Iran was arrested because of her call for women’s equality. She was imprisoned in Tehran, harassed and accused of being a spy. Continue reading →
In these crazy times of expensive minutes and busy hours, people have become too caught up within themselves and seem to have forgotten what really matters in this world that we live in. It’s like we are becoming these mechanical beings with no sense of awareness for the life or people around us, whatsoever. As it turns out, selfishness has become the new tolerance, and bitterness is the new kindness. Where have all the real, genuine values of life gone?
As a society, we appear to have lost the basic instinct for willingness to offer friendship to our peers. Continue reading →
If you asked me to describe myself, I would, without a doubt, say that I am a dreamer. A big one. I dream so much, sometimes it’s ridiculous! I try out new things, go to extraordinary places, make exciting scenarios in my head; sadly, some of which can only happen in a parallel universe… But, hey – if it makes me happy, it makes me happy! I like to keep that childlike part of me, don’t you?
See, when we were little, all we did was dream-out-loud. It was like an essential day-to-day activity, like breathing and eating. It was something we couldn’t do without, and what I miss about those times is the infinite hope, the faith we had that wishes really do come true. And they kind of truly did, in our pretend games. We could be anything, have anything, go anywhere… I, personally wanted to be a princess, but that’s another story. Anyways, it got me thinking… Why does it have to change when we grow up? We don’t have to let go of the things that are basically a part of us, just because we don’t always have the right circumstances to make them come true. Continue reading →
Please allow me to explain to you why you should join the hundreds of thousands people worldwide that will march against Monsanto this Saturday (25-5).
This company is the worlds leading company in the patenting of genetically modified organisms, or in other words GMO-foods. What you have to understand is that on the one hand this company is patenting all organic foods this includes all fruits, vegetables and animals (with a genetic twist such as increased growth hormones for faster production) and on the other hand is successfully lobbying to the government to ensure that their products are the only ones allowed on the market. If they are successful then our entire food production worldwide will effectively fall in the hands of Monsanto. This company is run by utter psychopaths who will put profit over people any day of the week and have no problem what so ever to put the psychical well being of billions of people worldwide at risk for their own wicked agendas.
At this point of our scientific understanding we have discovered that while these GMO’s are changing constantly, the ways in which they are changing still remain unknown to us. The risks are therefore severe and immeasurable. People often say we are what we eat, think about that for a second as we simply don’t know in which ways GMO’s are genetically modifying our own genetic structures but we do know that they are changing them. Furthermore it has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that GMO-foods are nutrition and mineral deficient and therefore do not support life. Continue reading →
Ever since the Industrial Revolution, humanity acts as if this world is an infinite source of goods. Just imagine, for more than a century, we suck out of the Earth knowing about the dangers of it, with the thought “don’t worry, next generations will handle it!”
Well, we’ve come to a point where every part of the abovementioned statement is put under question. Yes, all of us should worry, just because we are the direct witnesses of frightening climate changes, lack of renewable, clean energy sources, the die out of fossil fuels, lack of waste management and recycling, lack of clean water, etc. And, more importantly, if we keep up like this, we don’t know if next generations will be able to handle it. Will there even be next generations with this pace? Continue reading →
“Impersonal forces over which we have almost no control seem to be pushing us all in the direction of the Brave New Worldian nightmare; and this impersonal pushing is being consciously accelerated by representatives of commercial and political organizations who have developed a number of new techniques for manipulating, in the interest of some minority, the thoughts and feelings of the masses.”
– Aldous Huxley, Preface to A Brave New World
We live in an era where like it or not, we are constantly surrounded by media. As much as the media has a positive impact on our lives (getting information easily, communicating more easily via phone or internet, finding new ways of entertainment), it has the same amount of negative impact.
As the media’s popularity reached its peak, we see more and more people who cannot think for themselves, but are guided by what the media dictates. Continue reading →
~ “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”-Marshall McLuhan Communications theorist, educator, philosopher
22 April – reserved for Earth Day. We would argue – each day in the year is Earth Day. Each day one must take care of their habitat.
Spend less energy and switch off the lights when you don’t need them! Think how each drop of water is precious! Use public transport! Save/HUG/PLANT a tree! Recycle! Reuse/Redo! Think green! Inhabiting these habits will assure you that you are celebrating your only home each moment.