First of all(First off); not "giving up" is not the same as not changing your mind. Not giving up; means not being disheartened by failure or hapless circumstance. If you want to do something but feel you aren't good enough to and then abandon it half-way through the process; 'that' is giving up.
Prime Minister Mountjoy (Peter Sellers) was talking about an improbable imaginary situation in 'The Mouse That Roared', but the basic message - that the boundaries between a good and a bad outcome can be blurred and that a defeat can have better consequences than a victory - holds. Is this just an
The European community was founded as a free trade block to encourage business and trading between its members. But nowadays the EU has gained the power to pass laws, affect the domestic policy of its member states and uphold human rights law. Does the EU have too much power? And has it abandoned it
People who love animals all agree that it is a good thing to raise a pet.
But they differ on which animal they want to raise.
If you want a pet, you will normally choose between getting a dog or a cat. (unless you're cool and want a cheetah or a rattle-snake or some other exotic fun thi
It has been the stuff of many science fiction novels and
films, cars that successfully drive themselves. Now we seem to be nearly there
and such cars could become a reality. Google has successfully test driven such
a car for 140,000 miles. But would anyone want to actually drive on
Many people believe that Obesity is a result of the human race getting lazier and eating too much junk food. I will argue that it is far more insidious than that. There are many, varied causes of obesity and each should be treated differently.
In a college English course titled, "Recent Popular Literature", much discussion revolved around the the belief that literature and the written word is becoming a lost art. With the rapid advances in technology, there is little room left to give books, poetry, and other forms of text. Less people ar
The ball in world cup tournaments always comes in for criticism. They are always the ‘roundest ever’ and therefore the ‘fastest ever’ which in turn means that the goalies complain that the odds of them stopping the ball going in to the goal is decreasing. This has always seemed a silly criti
Tamiflu is a costly treatment that does little good, it only reduces
the time with which those infected by swine flu have symptoms by about
a day. We are now being warned not to give tamiflu to children under
12 when they are the age group most at risk of infection by swine flu.
Many enviornmental campaigns gain corperate sponsors. For example Hopenhagen is sponsored by CocaCola, SAP and Simens. These campaigns appeal to corporations as a way to show they are socially consious and associate themselves with a good cause while still getting their brand out. This does not nece
Throughout human history civilisation has been created where humans can best survive; areas that are fertile and productive for farming. When there is a major natural disaster, desertification, a settlement is lost to the sea, or a river moves we abandon the settlement and move to somewhere safer. W