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Here is something worth reading if you have some problems with Islam. http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/WVSContents.jsp Navigate to 'findings and insights' Scroll down to 'catalogue of findings' Jump down to "A Catalogue of Findings", looking specifically at 'emancipative values'. The WVS is a huge study encompassing 60 countries in 6 waves from 1981-2014. To summarise: Emancipative values predict greater well-being, shifts towards democracy and equality. The presence of Islam weakens emancipative values. BUT, high education removes the effect between Islam and emancipative values. So while today at this point in time, Islam on average is causing the world a degree of strife and may weaken emancipative values, education is the answer. Promoting global education is one possible way of removing the negative effects of Islam. Discriminating against, and condemning Islam is easy to do. Fear leads to hate, hate leads to anger, and anger leads to condemnation. We all have the human propensity to take the easiest road out of a complex situation. Compassion and empathy wouldn't be so highly valued unless they were hard. Their difficulty requires us to look long and hard at ourselves, our preconceived beliefs about others, and to open up our imagination to other, more positive alternatives. Anti-gun lobbyists claim that guns are an American problem. But the right to own a firearm is a constitutional right. Mental health is the underlying cause of gun violence. Guns themselves are not directly to blame although the absence of guns would certainly end gun violence (perhaps increasing other forms of violence). Anti-islamists claim that Islam is a global problem. But it is a universal human right to practice a religion free from persecution. Poor education is the underlying cause of radical Islam. Islam itself is not directly to blame, although the absence of Islam would certainly end radical Islam (perhaps increasing other forms of radicalism). Hate is easy, compassion is hard. WWJD?
Hi All, Now what i am going to say might seem bizarre but i have a choice to make between pursuing my MBA in a top ranked program from USA OR Holiday in the Europe whilst keeping my job and staying home. I am really attached to my family .I have a well paying job right now,i live with my folks and i am somewhat contented with my life. Now i got through one of the decent MBA programs in the US.i love to learn and i love the challenges of this program.I also know this program will change my personality(in a good way) but i cant imagine to being unemployed and lonely at the end of it all. Whereas a holiday is finite,i still get to keep my job ,stay home and enjoy seeing new places around the globe with my hard earned money.thats a learning experience in itself. I know that i alone can make this decision but i'd welcome some frank opinions. P.S: i love travelling.
Mr.DJ posted a topic in LifeI'll try to make this clear as I can. I am 24, live in Canada and seek education in America. Here's whats up- everything. I have given up my hope for obtaining a job and wish to extend my approach through education. Why? Because I started to feel the desire to move out on my own at age 16 and from there i sought work, I had no luck. By the time I was 18 (2008) I obtained work at a call center and quit after the training- I was young, overwhelmed and feel so stupid for that, they shut down the following year. By late 2011 to mid 2012 i had jumped between 2 jobs- Flagging, as a traffic control person. and then to Little Caesars Pizza. The flagging company under my mothers name shutdown, and little Caesars failed to meet my expectations, I went without hours for over 4 weeks NO LIE. I was calling them for hours every day because they never gave me a schedule. I decided to stop calling to see how long it'd take for that "call back" they promised me- needless to say the next time i called in i quit. Edit: I've tried applying to a local community college but they told me to wait until May, I called them by May and was told they already filled up 30 students + 33 more in a waiting list, and that I should have applied sooner. To present date, that was when i was 21-22, I'm now 23 and will be 24 in august. I just met with my caseworker for monitoring my income, for a followup the other day. I told her I asked a few people for advice on this matter but they all had biased remarks about Canada having better education and higher standards for teachers. What i want is to study in America, I've considered travelling as something I've wanted to do in my life and would do good for me. plus I can get an education that would be accepted in many places. I was wondering if you'd know anyone i could speak with regarding this for more information, or if there's any services available? She replies: No. There's no one who we have that can talk to you about that, and for education in america you'd need a student loan and to get that you'd have to be an american citizen. The only other way is through scholarships and, something else i forgot what she said. And as far as even education here goes, you're not fit to go to college and end up wasting money. Just find a job first and go from there. Why should I continue spending my time, of these past 7 years I've wasted on jobs that don't last or don't even give me work? Of all people i WANT to work, i WANT my life. THE POINT Anyway to the point. Is it even possible within Canada to get access to a funding that will support me to move to America and study in a college I pick out? I live in the New Brunswick area, on the east coast of Canada
Hello everyone! I just wanted to run an idea by you. I'm at the end of my second year of university and in the third I will be asked to write a dissertation that is sociology based. I've been thinking a lot and feel that I definitely want to do something in regards to gender. And given my current circumstances I feel I want to connect it with mental health in someway, perhaps in relation to gender. For example: the assumption that women are the more emotional of the two sexes and therefore more likely to experience depression. Is that the reality or is it that men feel the need to portray a "masculine", strong exterior? Please let me know what you think and whether it is something you'd be happy to participate in, I'd really appreciate the feedback.