Category: Youth

Education – our most powerful weapon

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,’ said Nelson Mandela. It is true and everyone should have this weapon, as education is a right – a basic, fundamental, human right. Education is no longer a privilege for the prosperous families with great reputations, like it used to be

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Fulfilment from Within

In the words of French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre , “If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company”. It is presumable that the “company” to which he refers to are thoughts and emotions, as well as the purpose a person may serve to others and themselves. He makes the argument that the

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Born to be independent and free

Every single person on this Earth was born with a “free will”, and while there are certain places or situations where one’s own free will can be oppressed or restricted in some way, that does not mean that the oppressed individual’s free will is completely eradicated- only repressed. Everyone is born into this world and

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“If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company”

Nice one,Sartre. Neat, to say the least. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t have anything against Sartre, albeit he may be a bit saccharine for my taste. You know, the whole philosophy fling: he harnessed this deep, fervent, irrefutable fondness towards Sophia and it all came to fruition, as he is considered to be one

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The privilege of education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela said, but is this weapon available to people all over the world? The ideal answer would be yes, but unfortunately, I firmly believe that education is a privilege. This essay will contain my explanation of why I believe education

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If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company

The imagination is a wonderful escape that allows us to detach from the real world and entertain ourselves when alone. In this respect, one should not be lonely when you are alone, if your imagination is good enough. However, an inquisitive mind may come up with theories and theses that prove interesting at first, but

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Happy-Sad Alone

Being alone plants new ideas and sense of self, it is what truly helps us discover who we are. While with other people many of us tend to put a mask to show ourselves how we want to be viewed, with this perfect image of ourselves that we created in our heads, being alone allows

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Is Education a Right or a Privilege?

Education is everything needed to succeed. In consonance with article 26 from The Declaration of Human Rights “everyone has the right to education”. However, not everyone has the money to fund an education and this is the main reason why education must be a right and easily accessible for those who might not be able to afford it.

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Technology: Salvation or destruction?

To me, technology is like any animal or plant. Each company is constantly in competition with the others, working to adapt and evolve to make their product the biggest and shiniest to attract their prey, the prey being us humans. Technology infects us like a virus, it takes over our schools, it invades our own

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Education at a Price in Pakistan

In March 2009, the Taliban took over the beautiful Swat valley in Pakistan. Sufi Muhammad, a chief of the Taliban, termed the constitution of Pakistan as ‘Un-Islamic’ and demanded the enforcement of the Sharia law. More than one million people fled Swat. The extremists committed atrocities such as beheading people openly in streets who rejected

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The Torn Lotus

Her eyes haunted me. Black mirrors reflecting my horror and guilt back at me. She was expressionless as a woman fixed her jewellery and clothes every now and then. She had the look of someone whose body was in the present but not her mind or spirit. Like a hollow shell. When Carlos told me

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Past and Future

It’s often easy to forget that the past and future exist at the same time as the present. After all, the actions we have chosen to perform in the past all give rise to the actions we perform in the present, and we act in the present with the intent of changing our future. The

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The Bitter Hypocrisy of Education

Education is a right. It is the twenty-sixth of the thirty fundamental human rights that are written in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The article states that every person should have the option of free primary school. Children should be taught what their parents choose, as well as social skills like how

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Education throughout history: The Excalibur or the Round Table?

If the pen is mightier than the sword, teach a man to read and you’ve armed him for a lifetime. He is now equipped with the most useful and versatile weapon he could imagine: one that will help him earn bread and butter, prompt his personal development and generally make his entire life better. Some

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Solitary, Satisfied

“If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.” It wouldn’t be odd to say that this quote seems a little off. Really, who wouldn’t be lonely when they’re alone? Isn’t the very essence of loneliness the feeling one feels when they are, in fact, alone? And how could you possibly be

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The art of being lonely

The idea of being lonely stems from the concept of being alone. If you are without people around you or with people you do not particularly connect with, you are alone. If you are upset about being alone, then you would be considered lonely. Fairly simple, yes? Not quite. See, this concept does not take

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Independence: It’s a Personal Process

Toxic wholesomeness. A straight oxymoron that describes the end result of every relationship that is based on complete co-dependency. A contradictory statement which summarizes just how crooked the path of a person whose fulfilment and company lies fully in the hands of another can be. There is nothing wrong with being reliant on somebody or

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Love Yourself

Many people’s greatest fear is loneliness. After all, the human species is naturally a social one. Every day, you see friends laughing together, going to parties, and having a fun time. You might also see a couple having a romantic candlelit dinner or going bowling together. But what if something deprives a person from doing

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Varying variables with a variety of various variations

Find the inverse of the function (x+2) (x+5). Find the sine, cosine, and tangent of the triangle if A=4. Mathematics. Difficult, right? Before writing this essay, I asked many of my fellow students about the subjects they like and the subjects they hate the most. The most-hated subject on average was mathematics, and algebra is

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We Are The Fearless Girl

Artist Arturo Di Modica, after two long years of work, finished his 18-foot-long bronze masterpiece in December of 1989. This piece is one that is recognizable to many Americans: “The Charging Bull,” a sculpture in New York City. The brave, strong Bull was representative of American persistence and spirit, a reminder to citizens whilst they

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