Category: Youth

Technology and Us

“Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.” ​​This is a quote by R. Buckminster Fuller, some simple words to summarise the entirety of what the truth of today’s technology is, where it came from and where it’s going to go. Irregardless of whether one has the intentions of making someone

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Astronomically Alone

Many of us, as amiable playfellows, hold the honorary title of being another person’s friend, but how often do the collective of us act as a friend to our own selves when we are alone? As we actively view others in their raw 3D bodies and 4D minds, we forget we each have one of

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Is Education a Right or a Privilege?

Emerging from a quick shower, my hands subconsciously reached out for the immaculately laid out, well ironed school uniform that my mother had kept on the bed for she always knew I was late. Once again. A routine practiced by me every morning for the past 11 years yet no sign of remembrance by my

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Incremental Advantages

What exactly is the goal of education, or at least, high school education? While one might argue that the goal of high school education is education, in and of itself, I feel as though that’s a little bit too idealistic of an end. Rather, high school education is supposed to prepare you for life as

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Altered Images 

Have you ever felt that you are always alone even though you have so many people around you? When you’re alone, you still feel you are not alone right? But, what if that feeling of loneliness is there even in the company of others? Whether when you’re with your friends or you’re just there by

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Is education a right or a privilege?

When I started thinking about how education is so important to our lives,  I have seen so many of my peers who hated going to school, didn’t like the ideas of studying but think differently, does everyone have the chance to be educated? Education, in fact, it is a privilege, although we all deserved to

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Technology and Us

“Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.” This is a quote from R. Buckminster Fuller, some simple words to summarize the truth about today’s technology, where it came from and where it’s going to go. Regardless of whether one has the intention of making someone else’s life easier or of

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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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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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Our technology, smartphones: Out of our ‘reach’ and damaging our society?

‘While technology is important, its what we do with it that truly matters’- Muhammad Yunus Rolling down the transparent glass window of  my mother’s six year old car. Bliss. The wind caressed my face with ease, exposing my baby hairs flowing wildly in natures breeze. The smell of the crisp fresh air swooped into the

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Is Education A Right Or Privilege?

Education is what many children are forcibly put through, whether this is in school, at home or online. A high percentage of these children, aged 4 to 18, probably do not think that they need it. They complain about their lives, thinking they deserve better. However, in parts of the world where education is an

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Priorities

“The law of nature instructs most animals to cherish and educate their infant progeny. The law of reason inculcates to the human species the returns of filial piety.” – Edward Gibbon “I’m busy, Mum! I’ll call you back later,” I said, trying my utmost to bury the annoyance in my tone with a soothing voice

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Navigating a lonely road

Whether it be a mother or a lover, the presence of another is craved by every person. The craving of the touch, sound and warmth of the company of another is what separates us from animals. This need for unity can be our greatest strength; or our biggest downfall. From a baby’s first breath, it

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The Right To Life

For the millions who call the streets their home, there is no ‘second chance’. No take two. No kingdom come. There is an eternity of today and tomorrow and very little hope in between. For the little more fortunate, there is the humdrum- cleaning our toilets and making our beds; wasting away. Devising complicated, intricate,

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Is education a right or a privilege?

In today’s modern society, people have portrayed education as a right, a human right. From young, individual advocates like Malala Yousafzai, to international, well-known organizations like UNESCO, more and more people believe that everyone should be granted and equipped with skills and knowledge and deserves the right to education. The International Covenant on Economic, Social

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Critical thinking: The essential app

For how long has humanity been mistaken the strength of the sword for the skill of the wielder? True power rests not on the weapon, but on the hand that handles it: How could we otherwise explain the fact that even when given the same opportunities, some people thrive, and some people don’t? How could

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The importance of using resources meaningfully

Sometimes it seems genuinely surprising and fascinating how accurately one sentence can reflect the essence of our life. When looking more closely at the expression of Muhammad Yunus, it becomes clear that it is not so much about technology as about us, people. And if you find this idea hard to believe, let’s try to

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Is education a right or a privilege? 

Education is the process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment. Right according to the Meriam Webster dictionary is something that a person is or should be morally or legally allowed to have, get or do while privilege on the other hand is a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favour; a right not ENJOYED by

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