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  • A Fork in the Road

    A Fork in the Road0

    Life is a series of forks in the road. At each junction, you have to take one path or the other, and the whole rest of your life can be permanently altered by this choice. Should you go to college or join the Army? Should you buy a new car or a used one? Should you get married or continue living in sin?

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  • Meaning in the Age of Nihilism

    Meaning in the Age of Nihilism0

    In 2000 I wrote a few hundred words on “The Age of Nihilism.” Some years later that descriptive title is far more apt than before. Like a poison gas settling down over a battlefield, nihilism has, at least for the moment, begun to cloak or threaten so much of contemporary life and thought.

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  • I Want my Mornings Back!

    I Want my Mornings Back!0

    Do you remember that beautiful beginning of the day, when you feel so much strength and so much energy, because you know that you have got another chance for doing all those great things you didn’t do yesterday? That part of the each day is called: the morning (you remember now, do you?), and it happens just before all your daily responsibilities take your strength away.

  • Under the Bombardment of the Needs

    Under the Bombardment of the Needs0

    Every life begins in the same way. You are small, naked and vulnerable. You need to eat, you need to drink, you need to sleep, and let’s be honest – you really need some love too. Then, you grow up, and suddenly you need some other stuff. You need new clothes, new phone with an excellent camera, Wi-Fi everywhere you go, and of course: more money and less weight. Then you start skipping your meals, and you forget about sleeping because it’s a luxury. The next thing that happens is that you have just enough money for all that you ever wished for, but you also have dark rings under your eyes, a headache and you probably have a depression too.

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  • Ethnic Identity and Culture in a Globalized Multicultural World

    Ethnic Identity and Culture in a Globalized Multicultural World0

    What blue jeans meant to a young Russian student in the late Soviet Union went beyond the mere civilizational requisite of clothing; it stood for freedom and the longing for a social reality he felt was denied to him. Blue jeans became the symbolic outcry of a generation of Russians who dreamt the good life and wanted to break away from the USSR. During the late eighties Black markets in Russia thrived with blue jeans smuggled from the United States, where people even risked jail for a nice pair of denim. The instance of blue jeans is characteristic of what sociologist George Ritzer has termed the ‘McDonaldization’ of society, where globalization not only invades the world market but also influences in culturally hegamonizing weaker societies and homogenizing ethnicities.

  • Information Age and the Loss of Wisdom

    Information Age and the Loss of Wisdom0

    There are several definitions of the world information, but in everyday life it is equated with the communication, data, and knowledge. Any individual has to do with information in order to perceive outward things. It helps in correct assessment of events, making decisions, finding the better variant of actions. Intuitively people understand that information is supposed to be something that each of us improves our knowledge with.

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  • Video Games and Popular Culture

    Video Games and Popular Culture0

    Video Games- There is no escaping this beast of popular entertainment! From teenagers to young adults to even the old seem to be held in its grip. One can lose themselves in its magical virtual reality, be anybody, and do anything. Video games offer their users the chance of living, even if only virtually, in an alternative reality which provides them with the illusion of autonomy of life, the control over one’s life that the real world outside may not be providing. Much has been written, critiqued on the negative effects of video games in its violence and frequent sexism. The political impact of video games and their influence on the popular culture is a significant aspect of understanding this phenomenon.

  • I Want my Mornings Back!

    I Want my Mornings Back!0

    Do you remember that beautiful beginning of the day, when you feel so much strength and so much energy, because you know that you have got another chance for doing all those great things you didn’t do yesterday? That part of the each day is called: the morning (you remember now, do you?), and it happens just before all your daily responsibilities take your strength away.