Only A Single Night Shelter At Your House

Warsan Shire, a British – Somali poet in her poem ‘Home’ states that “You have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land”. I’m hesitating to say that I understand what the refugees are passing through. This is due to the fact that I

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Only A Single Night Shelter At Your House

Warsan Shire, a British – Somali poet in her poem ‘Home’ states that “You have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land”. I’m hesitating to say that I understand what the refugees are passing through. This is due to the fact that I

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Is technology good or bad?

I am going to start with a famous quote- a deep quote by Elbert Hubbard: ‘One machine can do the work of fifty men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.’ We are living in a high-tech world. Technology is constantly evolving, and in doing so it consumes us more and more.

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The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving

Autophobia – the fear of being alone. Most of us have had days where we have felt alone or isolated, including myself. It is a part of life, yet why is it a fear? When people talk about being alone, it is associated with negativity and presented as a fear for so many people. Although,

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The Right to Education

I agree that education is a right, not a privilege. Simply, a right is inherent to every single human being, while a privilege is a right only applied to a certain group of people. As young activist Malala Yousafzai once said, ‘ Every child should be given the right to learning.’ Therefore, I agree that

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Imaginary Speaking Point Earner

“Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey. I think it occurs most of the time that we listen so that we can say something back. It is like we reply others because being quite to us means that we don’t have any

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Epiphany

The parents where swarming into the gymnasium, like flocs of sheep. Some came together in groups, a few came alone and others as a pair. They all took their seats excited and a few even proceeded to boast of their child to anyone unlucky enough to be sitting nearby. Amid the flock came a small

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Schools Of Contemporary Interest

A school according to Merriam-Webster is an organization that provides instruction and it is a source of knowledge. Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary put forward three definitions of prison; ·         A building where criminals are forced to live as a punishment. ·         The system of keeping people in prisons. ·         A situation or relationship from which

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The Value of Education

Victor Hugo said, “He who opens a school door closes a prison.”  This simple statement resonates with depth and complexity.  Was the author simply alluding to the obvious fact that a good education opens the prison door of poverty leading to prosperity?  Did he mean that education is a gateway that offers freedom from the

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Say Yes to Education, Say No to Incarceration

“He opens a school door, closes a prison.”- Victor Hugo Albert Einstein’s quote, “Education is not learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think,” is so insightful because the world’s greatest scientist and mathematician expressed a strategic message that exemplifies the importance of obtaining information. He wanted to make sure students can

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Avoid a Crime: Educate a Mind

When Victor Hugo said, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison,” he probably meant one important thing: Ignorance is not bliss. For years, convicts have been condemned for their acts, if not for the strength of the provided pieces of evidence against them —or both. No convict has ever been seriously condemned for

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I Am You

“Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” –Stephen R. Covey All my life, I’ve been told I’m a good listener. From a young age, friends would seek me out for advice, to vent about their problems, to just talk. As I’ve grown older, I found that

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Is Education A Right Or A Privilege?

The fact that education might be a right or might be a privilege is a very pertinent topic I think we should talk about. This topic is really debatable due to the fact that opinions vary depending on people’s vision of the word education, some people are for the fact that education it is a

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Covey’s Void

”Wise men listen before they speak; what they say then becomes persuasive”. This proverbial quotation seems to indicate that it pays more to be silent than it does to be talking. Indeed, the fact that we have two ears and one mouth may well mean we were fashioned to do more listening and less talking.

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Everyone Is A Prisoner!

What crossed your mind when you saw this title? Chains? Gates? Locks, bolts, and keys? Armed men standing at the door? Prison inmates stinking and looking at you, wishing you would pass them your plate of poorly cooked beans and say you’re too sick to eat it? Or the writ of another philosopher? I do

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Listening To Listening and Other Voices

If people don’t listen to you, could it be because you have nothing interesting to say? “Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply” says Stephen R. Covey in his bestseller book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Listening, according to Covey, can be reflective (done

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School- The refuge from the annihilation of prison walls

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo. Ignorance and illiteracy are the biggest nemesis to mankind, that pave the way for many social evils. The statement by Victor Hugo is a thought provoking one and arrests the mind into critically evaluating it. The statement is open to many interpretations, which

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Being taught to be lesser: education, inequality, and society

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo. It’s hard, on first appearances, to pick a fight with Victor Hugo’s pronouncement on the power of education. The novelist advances an apparently simple idea about the role education plays in seeking the good life and avoiding one of the worst of all

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The Unravelling Thread

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about injustice is crime shows on Netflix. They usually deal with the very personal crimes of people driven by greed, jealousy, fear or obsession. And of course there is always the hero of the show, who is willing to go outside protocol and convention

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A Haunting, Elusive Justice

  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONTENTS OF THIS ARTICLE MAY NOT BE SUITABLE TO A YOUNGER AUDIENCE.   “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.” Martin Luther King Jr. “The rape was happened on a Friday night in February 2008. […] Where he came back home intoxicated [and] physically assaulted me over a period

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