In Europe, immigration has evolved and contributed to cultural and economic stimulation however in my opinion, these changes, in the end, are positive. As far as I am concerned, when looking at the history of Europe, immigration commenced when Europeans would emigrate to other countries across the globe to colonise other nations. For centuries, merchants, craftsmen and intellectuals crossed continents to practice a trade. Aside from voluntary immigration, forced immigration also was widespread in Europe, for example, The expulsion of Jews from Spain to the wars between Russia, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman empires. Since the 1980s, the number of asylum seekers has increased vastly. In 1984, there were around 104,000 immigrants in Europe, by 1992 there were around 700,000. It seems to me that as the number of asylum seekers rises, the more European countries start to protect and close-off their country. The reason for this rise is mainly because of war, safety, and career opportunities.
We always hear the fears of heights, spiders and darkness and that’s it. We never really hear the deep dark background of those fears. For example, the fear of heights is not just the distance between you and the ground. It is that lonely space that separates your body and the solid back-breaking cement that leaves you without a heartbeat. The cold wind that blows below your feet makes you feel your heart in your head - your stomach in your chest, feeling like there is no life inside you. This is what fear of heights feels like. It is not just acrophobia. Darkness, fear of darkness is just another fear that people throw around like its nothing but really, it’s about the secrets that lie within, the shivering feeling that someone is watching, that the darkness will overcome you. Your biggest worry might be the death feeling when the lights shut down leaving you all alone. Everything goes quiet, skittering, the leather soles hitting the floor, even your heartbeat—these are all sounds that freeze you in your steps. The deep dark secrets that are hidden in the figureless surroundings. Fear of spiders is probably the most heard of fear ever. Those creepy hairy legs that crawl suspiciously and dash rapidly around the deep dark corners of your house. The question that is held in your head and taunts you at night before you go to sleep, do they need eight eyes? What is the purpose and why?
We've been engineering life for thousands of years through selective breeding. We never knew how it worked until we discovered DNA
I have always struggled with a spot (sometimes dozens) here and there. There was a specific time in my life where my life felt broken, my skin was oily, I was breaking out plus a lot of drama arose. My confidence was low and I wanted to sort my skin out, I bought all the 'popular' and 'best' products on the market. Three different cleansers, two different face creams, some serum and so many face masks that to be honest, I did not even understand what they did. My skin got dry, and when I say dry I mean to the point at which my skin was peeling (I know, it's gross). For ages, I thought that this must be normal and it will probably get better. I saw all these online influencers and celebrities using the same products as me and their skin was glowing. How come it did not work for me? I kept persisting, I bought more products, slowly aggravating my skin more and more, in no way helping myself out. There came to a point where all my products ran out and so did my money. I stopped clogging my skin up with products.