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01 / Beauty ................................... 4-5 02 / Bullying .................................... 6-7 03 / Economy ................................. 8-9 04 / Depression ............................10-11 05 / Diseases ..................................12-13 06 / Drugs ..........................................14-15 07 / Education .............................16-17 08 / Environment .........................18-19 09 / Exclude ................................... 20-21 10 / Fashion .................................... 22-23 11 / Fear ............................................ 24-25 12 / Human Rights ...................... 26-27 13 / Luxury ....................................... 28-29 14 / Politics ..................................... 30-31 15 / Racism ...................................... 32-33 16 / Technology ......................... 34-35


BEAUTY

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THE IDEA OF BEAUTY

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f you google to know what does people think beauty is , this could be the most common result: The characterization of a person as beautiful, whether on an individual basis or by community consensus, is often based on some combination of inner beauty, which includes psychological factors such as personality, intelligence, grace, politeness, charisma, integrity, congruence and elegance, and outer beauty (i.e. physical attractiveness) which includes physical attributes which are valued on an aesthetic basis.

"Beauty controls the world" We live in a world where it is more important to be goodlooking, skinny and beautiful than to be honest, kind, sincere, gentle. We are used to see all kind of commercials, TV programs and magazines which change our view of beauty completely. Our perfect girl is the one who is tall and thin, with light eyes and long hair, big breast and a good bottom. And our perfect boy is the one who is tall and thin, with green or blue eyes, short hair, totally fit and with the bottom perfectly located. But take a minute and think of one thing: in our entire life, how much times do we really fall in love with any perfect boy or girl? Do we really look for a perfect face and body to fall in love with?

Every person looks for his own perfection in another. There will always be prototypes of perfection, but in the end, we can realize we are not looking for the most beautiful face but for the most beautiful personality, the person who knows all our defects but it always be there for us, no matter what is going on between us. The worst thing about watching those beauty commercials everywhere is that we start having eating desorders, taking lots of pills and practicing sports for hours to slim down, throwing up all the food they eat, and in some cases, self harming too.

“We cut and kill flowers because we think they are beautiful, we cut ourselves because we think we are not� Is it really the beauty we are looking for? Do we really believe that perfection exists in this imperfect world? We just have to read gossip magazines to realize how imperfect are those models we take as an example of beauty. How many miracles can makeup do, all the imperfections they use to suffer, how perfectly imperfect they are.

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BULLYING

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ullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively to impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power. Behaviors used to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular

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targets. Justifications and rationalizations for such behavior sometimes include differences of class, race, religion, gender, sexuality,appearance, behavior, strength, size or ability. Since the very first moment we come to this imperfect world, we all are criticized by others. We do not care or know what people is going through, we just judge them anyway. We do not know what is behind people's faces, behind those ways of acting, behind those problems to be related.

"We just critize others because we are not strong enough to critize ourselves". Bullying starts at school, when other children realize we are different of them because we wear glasses, we have brackets, we are too thin or too fat, we are tall or small... Our educational system teaches us to critize anything that is not normal or typical. Children use to be really hard with each other and parents do not realize it most of times. But in the end, it is easy to


catch it on time and take action against it. It is a different case when we are teenagers. At the age of 12-18 we start to have common sense and the worst thing, we learn to lie and hide things to our parents, guardians or whoever is taking care of us. When we suffer any bullying problem we prefer not to say anything or asking for some help but to carry on with it. We are not able to do anything because we are afraid of those ones who make us feel scared, under control, hurt and sad. The worst face of

bullying is the effects it could have on us: suicidal thoughts, violence, mistreat, depression and anxiety. What is going on with our society so people have to suffer this kind of miseries? Who are we to jugde and criticize others when we all are full of imperfections and suffering?

"Life is a fight, but not everyone’s a fighter".

should admit our mistakes and try to correct them instead of making others feel sad by criticise theirs. The only thing we obtain by doing this is just to destroy persons the only thing they do is try to live their best even if they have the worst defects. So let's try to change this view and by a critic of ourselves. We will all gain with this action. Let's try to stop embarrassing others and think about ourselves.

Why do we always have to make fun of other people's misfortunes? Do not them have enough just suffering those misfortune? We

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ECONOMY

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ECONOMIC CRISIS

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efore times were really hard economically, but now they are pretty harmful. Since the Euro was introduced in the countries of the European Union, the world is experiencing the worst economic crisis ever recorded. The worst part of all this is that is not yet given any sign of improvement and neither have taken steps to do so.

until their their campaign lasts and then they live at our expense forever. It's a shame turning the TV on and finding out what they do with the money from their states, things like: pay the communion of their children, throwing parties, invest in foreign countries to avoid taxes... What kind of joke is this? How can it be that they have no minimum respect for us?

We are returning to the old days when the rich were very rich and the poor were much more than just poor. If today there are different social classes, shortly there will only be two dominant classes: the rich and the poor. The worst thing is not that, but until that happens, the rich will be getting richer and the poor getting poorer.

For these kind of reasons countries like Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy are on the brink. Are pacient countries where workers seem to work only to pay taxes, their politicians are a disgrace and do nothing but left themselves in evidence, are suffering an awful lot of cuts and still and all Eurozone requires them more and more cuts. The funny thing is that politicians are not lowered salary, but people have to sacrifice being cut in fields such as education and health, two key elements in the life of any person.

It is not normal that as citizens we do everything possible to survive and do justice, but politicians and other bigwigs have a lifetime salary for doing nothing. They only work

"Without crisis there are not achievements. It's in the crisis where each of us shows our best".

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DEPRESSION

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ven if it is true that all persons suffer a little depression someday in their entire life, in some cases even without knowing it, this is the best definition of what feeling depressed means: "Depression is a medical illness that causes a constant feeling of sadness and lack of interest. Depression affects how the person feels, behaves and thinks".

cuts, the housing bubble, the evictions, the news with bad news, negative people around us and everything that each person can add to these aspects of life make it increasingly more common to see this type of disease among us. While life goes on, more and more people in the world need help from a psychologist because they can not cope with their feelings and thoughts.

Because of all the things we have to be going through in our life, we all are pretty unstable sometimes. One day we are able to see everything in the most positive way, another day we can be like we don't mind about all the stuff. Others, we just want to be transparent or to disappear..

It is truly sad that thanks to the politics, the economic crisis and the news with news of wars , bombings, riots, murders... are those who have the power to sink us so much emotionally. Is that ever going to change? Do we only going let down to see the world without seeking solutions to conflicts all around us? Are we willing to give up forever?

The bad economic situation, unemployment,

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DISEASES

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ur way of life nowadays is for a few reasons the thing that has done certain diseases worsen and new others develop with treats still investigating. The bad food habits, our sedentary lifestyle (more common day by day), the new technologies, the pollution, the hard drugs, the alcohol and tobacco.. they are a huge influence in our health.

ASTHMA Asthma and allergies often go hand-in-hand. Asthma is a disease of the branches of the windpipe (bronchial tubes), which carry air in and out of the lungs. There are several different types of asthma.

CONGENITAL ANOMALIES Sometimes, when the pregnant women remain exposed to chemical substances or if they drink many alcoholic drink, the harmful substances come to the fetus. Some of these babies will be born with abnormal developments of organs, fabrics or parts of the body. The congenital anomalies also can happen if the future moms take aspirin or smoke cigarettes.

CANCER The cancer happens when a cell or a group of cells begins to multiply with major rapidity that of custom. These cancerous cells concern the organs and fabrics of the body when they are spread. With the time, the organs already cannot recover his normal functions. Some of these cancers are caused by substances in the environment: smoke of cigarettes or cigars, radiation, chemical substances both natural and done for the man, alcohol and solar light.

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CARDIAC DISEASES Though these might be the result of bad food customs and / or lack of exercise, the chemical substances in the environment also play a role. Though the liver turns the majority of the chemical substances that enter to the body substances in贸cuas, some there turn into particles that call radical free, which can react with the proteins in the blood to form oily warehouses called plates; these plates, in turn, occlude the blood glasses. This occlusion can block the flow of blood and cause a heart attack.

OSTEOPOROSIS When the body already cannot provide sufficient calcium, the bones become porous and fragile. This is called the osteoporosis. When the people age, there happen to be more common the problems of the back and the bones of the backbone, the hips and the wrists break with major facility.

OBESITY Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Dieting and physical exercise are the mainstays of treatment for obesity. Diet quality can be improved by reducing the consumption of energy-dense foods such as those high in fat and sugars, and by increasing the intake of dietary fiber.

DISORDERS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM The nervous system, which includes the brain, the spinal marrow and the nerves, controls our thoughts, feelings, movements and behavior. The nervous system consists of thousands of million nervous cells. These take messages and instructions of the brain and the spinal marrow to other parts of the body. When the above mentioned cells remain damaged by chemical toxic substances or by injury or disease, this information system fails. This can result in disorders that they include from changes of humor and loss of memory up to blindness, paralysis and death.

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DRUGS

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hile it is true that the toughest times of drugs have gone, so is that we are returning to those times and the young generations each time they start flirting with drugs at younger ages. Our biggest concern when they become teenagers usually are alcohol and marijuana, but we do not really want to see that they also taste other more serious drugs and we do not do that much to convince them to let it out.

themselves to higher and continue ruining their lives.

First they begin the crew leaders, they're followed by who are always behind them and then the most naive do se not to be or feel marginalized neither to look silly. It's like a joke, but it has no grace. Today the little ones receive all kind of information in their schools through lectures, teach extreme cases to make them see things a little clearer but still hold

And as if we didn't had enough with the drugs that are so harmful , we invent new drugs over so damaging that they even eat our skin and our muscle tissue, exposing parts of the body where the only thing we can see are our bones. Are we going to live whit this kind of stuff, or are we doing something to change the situation one of these days?.

The first thing they are told in school is to trust their parents and follow their example, but how can we expect them not to smoke, drink or use drugs when in many cases it is us who give bad example and do it at home in front of them? We can not expect them to leave when we consider not doing so either. Much less if we give them facilities to buy drugs, of course.


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EDUCATION

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ducation is one of our greatest failures. In older times they could only go to school the children of rich families. Then that changed and university began to be accessible for all families from different social classes. The weakest social classes received scholarships and other aid by the government or by its autonomous communities. Well, those days are now getting unthinkable. Since education is one of the main elements in the maturity of a person, it is the first thing that our governments are cutting. As if we did not have enough to have to move to other cities with all that entails costs to study what we really like to, now we do not get grants and have no choice but to work long hours to pay our studies, or leave university for the rich persons. More and more young people have to leave school for lack of money and start looking for work, another of our failures. Since the entrance of the Euro as currency of the Eurozone, everything has gone so far downhill

that countries have huge rates, and so many young people do not study neither work. Is this the future we want for our generations? Create lazy people that all they do is nothing at all and the ones who work having to pay lots of taxes to maintain all these people? We do not want to see it, but our governors only want us having to exile looking for new opportunities, and therefore stay in the country the ones who do not have any future. What good is that? To be an asshole as our politicians get the salary they even do not deserve? And on the other hand there is citizenship education. When you go down the street and many of the people you come across do not even get you the good morning, good afternoon or whatever. And so the hard replies young people give to our elders when they ask them for some help or anything they need help for. It that much work to be a little disciplined and educated? Does it really cost that much?

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ENVIRONMENT

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CLIMATE CHANGE

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hanks to our lack of responsibility and our carelessness, little by little we are finishing with our planet. The industrialization has brought many working places, many technological advances, many scientific advances but also so much pollution. From this epoch it has been increasingly the people who have constructed factories on different sectors and it has done to appear new products, new devices and different machinery which needs many electricity or products really harmful to our rivers and seas. Leaving factories and industries out, it is not necessary to say it how careless and dirty are we throwing everything to the floor, to the sea or to the river. There are different opinions that the scientists have given about the global warming, but the reality is that we see phenomens that are not very normal as: the enormous thaw in the Antarctica, the polar cold that is leaving totally frozen the United States, the high temperatures that shake to our countries in summer, the rise of the sea every year, the earthquakes and tsunamis...

There are so much phenomens that add to make ourselves to see that the climate change is not a theory but a reality. The gases that issue the factories, those of the cars, the residues that leave the planes as a result of the fuel in the sky ... they are debilitating the atmosphere in an incredible way. What else has to happen for us to decide to do something so we can save our planet from a catastrophe? We do not have enough with all those changes we are experiencing, so that we have to leave something more serious to happen, and then it will be too late. We are asked to recycle, re-use all the products we can, not to spend too much water in vain, to be more careful about what we pour by our fregadore or even directly into the sea, knowing that this is the water we drink. We are very very stubborn. We have lots of facilities to make the good but instead we continue destroying our lovely planet. There will come a day when the planet explodes and occupy the space it needs and then we will be so sorry and all we are going to be able to do is to cry. So sad but real.

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EXCLUDE 

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ociety today teaches us to be anything but good people, caring and generous. In school we are educated to feel we are perfect, believing to be the best and feeling superior over others. The downside of this supposed superiority is that we do not do anything but criticize other people around us as if we did not have any defects. Some for being too thin, others to be obese, to have glasses or orthodontics, be tall or too small.. but the thing is to criticize and make us feel bad about others. It's a shame that instead of loving and respecting as we are, society teaches us to look for others weaknesses so we can download the anger that others caused us on them. How can this keep happening in the XXI century? Don't you think it is totally shameful? The truth is that it all starts at school, since we are very little. We begin to look at the weaknesses of each of our partners and finish being an outcast. It is a pity but it's just what we are used to. Every time we have less respect for each other. Just stroll down the street and seeing some of the people you come across who has some peculiarity beyond what most consider common, it is a symbol of mockery and criticism. And it's sad because we know that those people that we're laughing at are already suffering just for being the way they are, but is not enough for us and we make them feel even worse. It seems a real shame that today things like these keep on happening. We should end all this and let each person live the way they want, without having to be exposed to criticism. Because in the end, we all are that, just a single person trying to be happy and living his own life.

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FASHION

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s time progresses and goes on, things are changing. Technology changes, vocabulary changes, climate changes, medications change and fashion changes too. Decades ago women wore broad and very basic clothing and men dressed in shirt and jeans, but now times have changed. A few years ago it did not matter how thin or fat we could be, but the sizes in the stores were more balanced. There were not as much difficulties as now to find measures that fit our body in each store. Each wore what they wanted and combined how they wanted. Today, as our society just wants skeletal people

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in the streets, so large textile industries fit measures and sizes ranging between 32-42 in most stores. That's why the models wearing the clothes of those stores are very thin young boys and girls who obviously they look good at all. What about those who use one size larger than 42? Do they not have the right to go to those stores and find clothes in their size at the same price, with the same designs? It is truly shameful that the biggest textile chains only make clothing for models when most citizens do not fit in those sizes. Not to mention that every day the clothes we use to wear are shorter and we go out to the street worn as if we were at home.


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FEAR D

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ue to the difficult things and circumstances we are experiencing in the whole world, either for one reason or other we live in fear. It is a feeling to be growing on us little by little and makes us feel bad, sad, anxious and weak, very weak.

children, natural disasters that wipe out all car fatalities, suicide because of the running up debt that can not be removed..

The bad news from the news on TV are always the same: bombings in cities, knife fights demonstrations against the laws passed by our governments, abuse and rape, kidnapped

We live day to day in fear thinking that any day what would be up to us. Someday we can lose our job or have an accident overnight and reaffirm our fear. It's sad to live this way

All this is what makes us close our eyes to the future, because we do not know what will come after this so we feel scared.

but it is that way. Families today do not have the standard of living of a few years ago , women are afraid to walk alone at night , looking stressed men live outings different living situations at home, every day children are irresponsible and all that is fear . Hope all this not to being always this way, so we can start living better and expect better times coming as soon as posible.


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HUMAN RIGHTS

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uman rights are those "instrumental conditions that allow the person to fruition". Consequently subsumes those liberties, faculties, institutions or claims related to primary or basic goods including any person, for the simple fact of the human condition, to guarantee a dignified life, "without any race distinction, color distinction, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status". Humans are born to be free (within the rule of law), be empowered , be disciplined , be equal to each other as human condition without any kind of distinction. But we all know that today does not happen .

and they only belong to them. In other countries the price of freedom is too high that we never got to do what we want.

In each country, there are many human rights violations and that takes away the essence of each of us. In some countries, children are trained from very young to handle weapons and shoot the called "enemies". In other countries women are slaves to their husbands

Nelson Mandela fought not to let anyone violate human rights and even though today still there are violations, he has gone achieving great things. There should be more people like him, so brave. R.I.P.

It is assumed that we all are equal but when the we face the truth everyone is treated in a different way and our principles get vanished like foam. Everyone has the right to have a decent house, but day by day there are more and more homeless. We are all equal in front of the law, but the rich always win. We all have the right to eat but with the time, the number of hungry olds continues increasing. We are all equal but there are third world countries where each day dies a lot of people..

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.�

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n the world there are so many rich people which does not know what to do with their money. Generally tend to be the wealthier celebrities, and although many of them help in various NGOs, many others do not even know how to spend money and they end up investing in houses or in luxury cars they do not use. But as they make them look cool, they just keep them. The trouble is that some have very expensive services, and others have services that are so damaging for them. Many people do not know how to manage their accounts well and therefore end up being hated and ultimately lonely. The fashion today is to spend money on diamond dildos, to sign up to go to the moon, get gold teeth,

pacifiers 279 white gold diamond, Chanel brand bicycles, colored toilet paper... Very common things, of course.

"Some people are so poor all they have is money" People starving and celebrities gaining huge money quantities just for doing nothing but being famous. How lucky are they, when normal people have to work hard just to survive, putting their lives in danger in lots of cases. How much better would it be just to stop trying to be cool and rich and instead help all persons who are poor and do not even have drinking water. How bad is the world divide

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hile the world suffers the worst crisis ever seen, our politics instead of taking power to solve it, politicians dedicate their time to play the tambourine and go from celebration to celebration as if there wasn't happening something serious. There are people who are starving, others dying because they are ill, others can not find work and are desperate to do something with their lives.. Meanwhile, politicians are merely cutting the most essential things like health or education. We are required for a higher level of wisdom, but they take away class time and teachers. They do not want us to fall sick but they leave us without social security. What do they do in the meantime? Some are engaged in killing animals, others to violate everything they had promised the people, others take selfies at Nelson Mandela's funeral, or declare their income in countries outside billionaires tax and of course, they lie us giving false or manipulated statistics. But they do not lower their salaries or leave out the official cars, or sympathize with the people. It seems they are designed to make fun of people and their miseries. But it is our fault, we are the fools here letting them doing these kind of things doing anything against it. I hope we get pretty smarter soon.

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RACISM

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RESPECT, PLEASE

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acism is generally defined as actions, practices or beliefs, or social or political systems that are based in views that see the human species to be divided into races with shared traits, abilities, or qualities, such as personality, intellect, morality, or other cultural behavioral characteristics, and especially the belief that races can be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to others, or that members of different races should be treated differently. Racism is getting bigger every day. While it is true that a few decades ago the distinction between blacks and whites was abysmal and they were treated differently, it is also true that today is triggering racism not only people with dark skin but any race that is not ours, the one of our country. The economic situation of each country makes immigration grow up and this is the strongest reason why we are becoming so racist.

"We should listen and respect each other more instead of being so intolerant and judgmental". People of limited resources migrate in search of a better life and in certain countries live well at the expense of others, but the fault is not thems but of governments that allow it. The poor global economic situation is making slowly falling all countries. More and more unemployed, more famine, more distress.. and so we blame the foreigners who have come in search of new and better opportunities. While it is true that in some cases they take advantage of us, not all people are equal and we must not generalize and think that full race is like them.

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ho was going to tell us a few years that we will be that technologized​​. Now we practically do everything technologically. It's as if we only had to think of something to be done through the internet. We have evolved so much that we have gone from having mobile antenna that looked like bricks to phones looking like computers: HD screen, thin and light, fast and easy to use. Then there are the tablets, which are like a computer without a keyboard and mouse. They

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operate by touch screen and sometimes with a stylus, and are becoming lighter and more useful by the time. Then we have the reflex cameras are one of the best inventions ever discovered. They are so precise cameras that take photographs with all the details. No need too much pixels to photograph what you want and take pictures that only the professionals would overcome. They are definitely a great invention. Today we have wristbands and smart watches too that manage

certain functions of the computer. Or printers that communicate with portable bluetooth or even wireless headphones with which can listen to music wherever you want without cables. It's amazing how technology has evolved. It seems that finally in a few years we will be able to teleport. The downside of this is that every time we started earlier to use this kind of technology from an early age and we ignore the toys to use phones or computers.


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