The Glory of Ancient Egypt
Egypt is probably best known for its magnificent ancient pyramids. These unique installations serve as a proof that an incredibly sophisticated civilization came into being a long time ago. Although lately Egypt seems to be regarded merely as an inexpensive holiday destination, with the most common associations being “pyramids”, “camels”, and “all-inclusive”, the Ancient Egypt was a place where a lot of inventions that we use this very day were made. It doesn’t feel that important anymore, as we tend to take these things for granted, because it seems only natural that somebody invented, say, a toothbrush some time ago. And yet if you give it a little more thought it can in fact blow your mind.
Ancient Rome as a Direct Predecessor of European Civilization
Ancient Rome, though unmistakably belonging to the antiquity along with Greece and some other nations of ancient Mediterranean, possesses a number of quite unique features that made its role in the world’s history very special. At the first glance one may think that Rome and Greece are almost identical in their architecture, sculpture, system of religious beliefs and overall style. There is, nevertheless, an inherent difference lying beneath.
Global Warming as a Political Issue
We have all grown up believing that the world is constantly on the brink of catastrophe, the particular catastrophe being in different periods of time the ozone hole, the global warming (aka greenhouse effect), the nuclear winter or something else, with only two points always the same: the catastrophe is anthropogenic and can only be averted by massive government involvement.
The Problems of Races and Equality
As far as human relationships are concerned, it is extremely difficult to build equal and reasonable community that will not intentionally or unintentionally exclude or discriminate minorities. In the modern society racial inequalities as minorities become more and more common and widely known issue that is scaling up due to the globalization and internationalization of communities. Evolution of this aspect of social relationships is gaining speed especially in Europe with the introduction of the European Union as the new structure, which opened doors for migration between the countries-members of the formation.
Human Understanding and the Role of Languages
Generally known and the most accepted way of communication between people is language. People express themselves through the way they speak and with the help of their conversational style. The problem is that there are more than six thousand recognized languages in the world that basically means that at least in six thousand cases people will not understand each other unless they develop other ways of understanding. Driven by this requirement, people developed the language of gesture and mimics, intonation and emotions to better understand each other. In a similar way, they have developed human understanding that influences and develops the connection between our personality and individuality of other people. There are as many personalities and opinions as people in the world and this number is growing every day.