Education is an important internal resource that some see as not for them without realizing its great potential for opening many doors of opportunities. The term "Education" is described through a variety of different definitions. One specific definition, the act or process of general knowledge and developing the powers of reasoning and judgement, closely identifies with my idea of education and how I perceive it. Still, it’s so much more to defining the term education, besides the books. I see it as expanding one’s knowledge through perception and understanding of the things around you. I believe education begins the moment our parents begin teaching us how to talk and walk and everything else that is taught to us before we reached school age.
Single parenting is often the result of engaging in unprotected sex in the heat of a moment. For some women, this may be a welcoming life-altering experience although it involves raising a child alone. There are also those women who view this experience as unwelcoming because of the obvious changes and priorities must be reevaluated. I have often heard from my elders that the best way to avoid becoming a single parent is complete abstinence until marriage. Overall, I knew this belief was true because I had attended junior high school and high school with pregnant teenagers, most of whom had boyfriends who had abandoned them once they realized a baby was on the way.
Family. That group we are born into once we are removed from our mother’s womb. Individually, we are related by blood and along with others who share that same bloodline, we are considered family whether we reside in the same household or not. Traditionally, families consist of mothers, fathers, and children sharing the same home. But that dynamic has changed throughout the decades for various reasons. The first 10 years of my life I lived in a single parent home that was shared with my mom’s aunt, uncle and family friend. I never questioned the relation to the family friend because he treated us with love and compassion like family did during that era. And I knew that whenever he told me to do something, like go to bed on time, I should respect him and do it. When our living arrangement changed to my mom, my sister, and I moving into our own apartment, the family love and compassion grew even more stronger and included more members of our family. We moved into an apartment complex that was in one of Chicago’s rough areas, though not as bad as I later found out. The good thing about the apartment was that our building was directly across the street from our new school so mom was able to watch us from the kitchen window while we walked across the street onto the school ground.
Food is one of three essential needs (food, clothing, shelter) humans need for survival. But exactly which specific foods should humans consume? How much should humans eat and how often should humans consume food? For children raised in homes where meals are served on a regular basis, there is the belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it provides your body with the energy needed to begin your day. Yet, recent reports from physicians and nutritionists published online provide details that some foods that humans consume are not healthy and should be avoided because of the effect it has on the body.
When I’m down and feeling low, I must admit music is the way to go. For as long as I can remember, music has always been the ideal quick fix for a sour or negative mood. I can sit quietly and enjoy ballads while stress melts away. Or, I can allow the music to flow within me as I follow along by dancing around the room.
Relationships are known to blossom among two people when there is a common interest on a personal or professional level. At the beginning of employment, new employees develop an employer/employee relationship with their supervisors during the hours of operations of the company. Whether relationships are casual, personal, or professional, some of the most important elements of any relationship is communication, trust, and understanding between those involved. In formal or professional relationships, communication may be easier to initiate because it contributes to the success of the company and all the stakeholders involved.