Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Essay: What is a Success?

Have you ever thought about the meaning of the well-known word 'success'? Some people believe that success is money and career. Others say that success is health and family. One can say that success is happiness. Naturally, the concept of success is very controversial and vague. It is impossible to define the meaning of success precisely. However, I will try to observe this issue from different sides in order to find the closest definition of this term.

It is possible to say that a successful person is the person who has reached her goal. When you dream about something and obtain it, you believe that it is a success. Success is closely connected with happiness, because when your dreams come true, you are happy. On the other hand, it is a mistake to claim that success means happiness, because very often, successful people are unhappy. Consequently, this term has its objective and subjective sides.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Essay: Should Gay Couples Be Able to Marry?

Gay marriage is one of the most controversial and relevant issues nowadays. We can hear about discrimination of gays every day. Same-sex marriage is something really astonishing and shocking for the majority of people. When we turn on a TV, we will definitely hear about the cases of physical or psychological abuse of gays. Obviously, this problem is very urgent and it requires effective and rapid solution. Should gay couples be able to marry? This question bothers nearly everyone today. 

People have divided into two parties, which support two opposite ideas. There are people who support gay marriage and there are people who do their best to prohibit same-sex marriage on the official level.

Gay marriage is a brand new phenomenon. It is possible to say that same-sex marriage is a result of liberalization of the human society. People have the right to do all they want if it does not cause harm to others. It is difficult to understand the reason of such a negative attitude towards gay marriage. The answer is very easy. It ruins the basis of Western culture. Moreover, it ruins religious and social laws that have existed for centuries. People are conservative and they are not ready for any alterations and innovations. They do not want to change their lifestyle. Of course, there are many people who understand the roots of this problem and they support gays and their desire of getting married.