Socialization in the 21st century

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A lot has changed since the past decade. We have had recessions, wars, iconic shifts in government (Obama) and the explosion in technology and social media in our daily lives. The most significant change that has taken place however, is our socialization and how we interact with each other. Continue reading Socialization in the 21st century

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Family: When To Start One?

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A few days ago, I had a discussion with some friends regarding children and family life. One of my friends had recently become a father and was expressing the joys of fatherhood and watching his son develop over time. Then the topic of age came up. Continue reading Family: When To Start One?

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Classism: Another Word For Discrimination

cartoon-hole_in_the_boatSociety is split into three prominent levels; the lower class, middle class and the upper class. Each class is determined by characteristics such as education level, financial strength and heritage. These class levels determine how persons are treated in society, Continue reading Classism: Another Word For Discrimination

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Materialism: Measure of Accomplishment?

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Materialism, according to The Free Dictionary is defined as “The theory or attitude that physical well-being and worldly possessions constitute the greatest good and highest value in life”. We as a people tend to look up to the individuals among us who have managed to attain worldly possessions in abundance. Continue reading Materialism: Measure of Accomplishment?

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Perception and How It Affects Us.

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Perception is the process by which people judge a situation, place or most importantly, a person. It is amazing how differently people can perceive you to be, dependent on the background of the person doing the judging. Lets not kid ourselves, for we all judge each other based on a comparison between ourselves and what we know of the person. Continue reading Perception and How It Affects Us.

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The Trouble With Peace of Mind

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So what do you do in your free time? This is a question most asked in interviews, dates or when strangers start the process of getting to know each other. It is a question that assumes everyone has time to do whatever with little to no impact on our daily lives. The problem with that question is, do we really have such a thing as free time? Continue reading The Trouble With Peace of Mind

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Migration The Answer?

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With the Jamaican economy in shambles and as we go through this IMF austerity program, the level of hopelessness and despair increases. The dreams and ambitions of especially the young are thwarted as the general lack of jobs and opportunity prevent us from earning a reasonable wage to put plans into action and achieve our full potential. With these issues on the mind of the young, migration is seen as a solution to these issues. Continue reading Migration The Answer?

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What Is A Good Education?

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During the last decade, with the rapid development of technology resulting in the world becoming a smaller place, the effects of the recession and globalisation has resulted in certain jobs and qualifications which were once highly sought after, being outsourced to foreigners/ expatriates, in some cases for cheaper than the local talent pool would charge or have been totally replaced with machines. This reality has resulted in a glut of graduates with expensive degrees who are unable to land a stable job based on their qualifications from college. Continue reading What Is A Good Education?

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A Note To Sleep

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Sleep, sweet sleep, oh how I can’t get enough of you. You leave me feeling refreshed and invigorated after a good night in bed with you but alas, our relationship is not stable as I have to cheat on you with work, friends and family, who keep me up all day and even nights. Continue reading A Note To Sleep

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