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Why are Beauty Contests Harmful?

Competition can be fairly called one of the main motivators, as well as one of the main organizing principles for individuals. It affects many spheres…

Why the Drinking Age Should Not Be Lowered

Alcohol belongs in the category of psychoactive substances one can legally buy in almost any country, according to certain criteria. Most often, this criteria is…

Why I Dislike Teamwork

Throughout centuries, collective environments have made many kinds of daily challenges easier, and increased an individual’s chances for survival. In the 20th century, however, the role…

Do Curfews Keep Teens Out of Trouble?

The teenage years of an individual is marked by evaluating one’s values, experiencing a shift in outlooks, and a tendency to act rebellious. It can…

Material and Non-Material Factors of Happiness

According to famous French postmodernist philosopher Jean Baudrillard, the consumerist choice today is defined mostly not by the price of a certain product, but by…

Causes of Teenage Suicide

To live means not only to exist biologically or as a psychic entity, but also to cope with difficulties, interact and communicate with people, make…

Why Students Should Take a Gap Year

The choice of a future career is, perhaps, among the most important decisions an individual makes throughout his or her life. Even though a profession…

If I Could Change One Thing About Myself

One of the most unpleasant feelings one can experience in life is being discontent with oneself. Whereas we are prone to notice negative features in…

A Place Where I Would Like to Live

I like the saying: “The grass is always greener on the other side.” To me, it means we tend to believe life in places different…

A Boring Essay About Boredom

How many times have you listened to a completely dull university or college lecture? How often do you have to communicate with people who were…

Should Cell Phones Be Banned in Schools?

Today, almost any parent can use a cellphone to ask their children about their whereabouts, occupation, or health. At the same time, most parents can…

A Person I Admire

According to my observations, when people are being asked about persons they admire, they usually name famous figures. Though it is understandable that people choose…

Why I Dislike Contemporary Art

When people ask me about my hobbies, or about the way I spend my free time, I usually answer (not without feeling a bit proud)…

The Disciplines I Would Like to Study

When I was a child and attended elementary school, I often dreamed that students could ignore those boring disciplines they had to attend to, and…

Why is Modern Cinema in Decline?

If you are an educated person conversant in the popular culture trends of the last two centuries, you must be familiar with the milestones in…

What Have We Become?

We have become much different than what we were considered before by history. By “we” I mean humankind, and by “today” I mean the year…

How Positive Thinking Affects Personality

More than 60 years have passed since the time when American priest and theologian Norman Peale had offered his famous theory of positive thinking. Though…

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