Introduction The United States is known for cultural diversity as it accommodates people from different ethnic groups and nationalities. As such, it strives to unite all its citizens regardless their personal differences. The Statue of Liberty is one of the widely recognized symbols of Unity in the United States. Initially, it represented the reinforced relationship between France and the United States as it was a gift from a French artist to the United States. The Statue also denoted the United States’ freedom from colonization and also freedom to welcome people from different parts of the world. However, its meaning has changed with the change in political ideologies overtime. Today, the United States’ has a stringent immigration policy that prohibits entry of immigrants into the country. Such changes divide people’s beliefs with some arguing that the Statue represents the country’s pluralism and others believing that it symbolizes racial separatism. The Statue of Liberty portrays the United States’ pluralism as shown in the opportunities the country offers the immigrant, yet it is misconstrued by people who state that it is a sign or racial issues in the US.
Benny and the Dreamers is a documentary about the Pintubi people’s initial contact with the European society. The entry of Europeans led to a massive disorientation of the existing social and economic lives. The White settlers dispossessed the indigenous population land and forced them into missions. A minority group of the Pintupi people from modern-day west Central Australia can piece together the initial contact with the White man, the impression of the White man’s world, and their reactions and expectations of what the White man’s world would deliver. Benny and the Dreamers points out to the initial versions of the contact with Europeans and their way of life, which changed the traditional way of life completely. Evidently, from the film, the change is a fascinating experience while some term it as a harrowing experience. For the Aboriginal people, contact with the White man led to the gradual erosion of a nomadic way of life, which they practiced for over 40,000 years (“Benny and the Dreamers: Creation | NFSA”). Tjapaltjarri and Ngamurarri vent their dissatisfaction in Western religion by quitting the missionary to return to their ancestral land, culture, and religion. The elders explain the significance of dreaming and creation.
Cathy Haque welcomes you to go on an astounding adventure to The Land of Surprises – where you’ll find that couple of things are what they appear. You may imagine that the Greek method for getting things done and the Greek attitude aren’t altogether different from your own, yet this isn’t the situation. While we react to challenges, inconveniences and issues by saying “Such is reality!,” the Greeks living on Crete express “That is Crete!” It takes remote newcomers settling on the island brief period to acknowledge exactly how laidback and joyful the Greeks living in the farmland are. There is one short expression that another remote inhabitant will get in the blink of an eye, and that is the Greek for “It doesn’t make a difference!”
Gluten intolerance is a term referring to three disorders in humans resulting from adverse reactions to gluten. Gluten is a protein mostly found in wheat, rye, barley, and oat. The three disorders are namely; autoimmune celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy. Gluten intolerance occurs in the gastrointestinal tract when the proteases are unable to break down gluten proteins. Although the symptoms in all three disorders are almost similar, the underlying causes depend on the gluten protein. Celiac disease is described as the most fatal gluten intolerance. It is a reaction to a gluten protein called gliadin. This reaction destroys the inner linings of the small intestine causing an abnormal absorption of nutrients and minerals which leads to health complications.
The author, Betty-Ann Heggie wrote the article “The Benefits of Laughing in the Office” to demonstrate the strengths and benefits that humor and laughter present in the office. Heggie opens the article by sharing her own experience which had prompted her to think deeply about laughter. During a business trip in Europe, when her boss made a joke at lunch, she laughed loudly and nonchalantly. She was surprised that her laughter seemed to have made others uncomfortable, her boss included. She wondered whether her laughter had always irked others. She even contemplated on shifting to a different department or changing her career to one that was more relaxed. After sleeping over the issue, she decided that she would not only keep her job, but she would also keep laughing. She also decided that she would keenly observe how her laughter influenced others. She was surprised to find that her laughter did not, even to the smallest extent, obstruct her advancements. In fact, she found that when she was away from the office, her laughter was missed by her colleagues. She realized that her laughter served a need. Most of her colleagues appreciated her laughter more than she knew. As a…
In the modern society, it is almost impossible to identify an outstanding individual to look up to as a hero. Most people today are analytic and are not easily persuaded to trust someone they should consider a hero without fear of being led astray. However, many have exemplary risked their lives for the success of the society. Apart from the willingness to fight for everyone’s freedom, my modern day hero of choice is someone has been outstanding in his career and is always willing to lay down his life for the sake of his people. James Blake Miller is that modern-day hero. He became the staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and fought many battles not only in America but also in the overseas countries such as Iraq and Djibouti. Apart from protecting the lives of all the America, Miller’s ambition was to set other countries free from terrorism.
Dehumanization can be defined as an act of undermining the individuality of a person such as making someone feel less of a human by using false or demeaning actions. Utopia and dystopia are themes that explore the dehumanization due to the tendency of not telling the truth about ascendancy and give an illusion of a perfect society. Utopia can be explained as a state or condition that is ideally perfect in respect of laws and customs. Dystopia is a society that is characterized as an illusion of a perfect society that is maintained through an oppressive control. In most instances, people depict societal leanings as perfect based on their beliefs on a certain aspect. This bearing creates an illusion, which does not illuminate the reality. To put utopia and dystopia into perspective, the illusions regarding a perfect society in three narratives will be examined and a discussion of their failure to maintain the perception of exemplarity.
Part A: Personal Leadership Vision Statement My leadership qualities are still at elementary levels; nevertheless, I have despicable expertise on the way to engage teams and perform executive roles. For instance, my “Big Five” personality traits, such as openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, as well as neuroticism, have not been sharpened enough to boost my stance in the leadership space (Syed, Ur Rehman, & Kitchlew, 2018). My conflict resolution skills are also at their infancy, as I cannot handle complex disagreements between parties. Worse still, my communication skills are not developed enough to guarantee me a successful exchange with my followers. In fact, I fear that with my poor communication capabilities and undeveloped emotional intelligence, I will hardly meet the provisions of the Big Five personality traits. However, I believe that effective communication skills will allow me to provide defined work policies and demonstrate visionary commitment to my followers. Apparently, my current leadership abilities are marred with deprived communication skills, undeveloped personality traits, poor listening abilities, second-rate conflict resolution prowess, inferior feedback preparation expertise, and blunt emotional intelligence.
The central idea of Hayek in his book “The Road to Serfdom” is that any form of control by government is a manifestation of dictatorship and totalitarianism. Hayek, particularly focuses on the government’s initiatives to plan and control the economy. The concept is anchored on socialism that gradually leads to a dictatorship since markets ought to be free and devoid of any government influence. Indeed, controlling the markets implies that the authority monitors factors of production such as labor. In this way, the government dictates the occupation of its citizens. That form of control is worse in socialism system. Hayek insists that socialism is a clear form of totalitarianism that enhanced democracy could eliminate.
Over the years, mogul skiing injuries have been decreasing. However, incidences of severe ligament injuries to the knee are increasing. According to a case study, 9.8 injuries per 1000 skiers in the world cup run 38% is knee injuries (Kokmeyer, Wahoff, & Mymern, 2012). Considering the amount of force that skiers exert during mogul skiing it is not surprising knee injuries are highest in comparison to injuries on other body parts. Furthermore, the demand for muscle activity results to increase in velocity, in turn decreasing the radius and increasing the slope grade (Graves, Whitehill, Stream, Vavilala, & Rivara). With all these techniques at once, a skier may lack balance leading to an injury. Recently studies have proven that knee injuries do not necessarily mean the end of skiing for a skier. Through treatment and rehabilitation, a person can recover and resume skiing.