In our society today many people are living not in actual caves, but in the sense of a cave like that in Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”. Many of these people are not seeing the light, the many issues and problems the world is facing in today’s society. The one particular issue which desperately needs light to be shed on it is the issues of bottled water. Many people are unaware of the harms that the bottled water industry is causing towards our planet Earth, therefore making it a crucial factor that people must step out of the caves and see the light. The first issue regarding the bottled water industry is the negative effects that impact our communities in today’s society. It may come as a huge shock to many people to see that bottled water could have a negative effect on today’s society, but sadly, it does. The bottled water industry is a multi-billion dollar empire which is run by three large corporations: Coke, Pepsi, and Nestle (Tapped). Every year these corporations exploit communities in the United States by pumping water at no charge from these communities’ water supply, then turn it around and sell it for a profit. For example, Fryeburg, Maine, is a small town that has been a victim of Nestlé’s water pumping for the past decade (Tapped). Fryeburg citizens tried to stop Nestle from pumping, but it was no use as Nestle was too powerful a corporation to have restrictions placed against them. This is the same story for the many other communities throughout the country which are having their water sources degraded every year by these money hungry corporations. If this continues for a couple of more decades, these communities will no longer exist due to the lack of ground water. It is ironic how many people today would rather consume bottled water over tapped water because they believe the tap water is not safe to drink; in reality the bottled water is actually the tap water. People didn’t use to believe that there was anything wrong with tap water, but that all changed about two decades ago when these bottled water corporations started advertising their products. They put millions of dollars into advertising bottled water saying that it was more “purer” and “safer” to drink than tap water, and the people were sold on this idea, which eventually led to the high demands for bottled water today. As the demand for bottled water continues to rise, the demand for the production of plastic material continues to rise as well which is a very bad thing for many reasons. One big reason is that the production of plastic for bottled water takes a toll on the environment. For instance, of the 80 million bottled waters consumed daily by Americans, only 20 percent of them are recycled (Tapped). The rest are either sent to landfills which destroy more land by the day, or they are sent to our planets oceans, mainly the Pacific Ocean. There is so much plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean that it even has a name, the North Pacific Garbage Patch. This enormous amount of garbage in the ocean is a huge hazard towards the environment because it is destroying most of the marine life and beaches in the North Pacific area. As many of the plastic containers go un-recycled, the demand
What to look for in friendships 101;
Snatch your perfect bond
This personal essay is based on the movie “Stand by Me” , and my
own personal experiences.
Qualities I admire the most in friendships are kindness, humor and honesty.
Friends come in and out of your life like busboys in a restaurant, but on the other
hand, some of them stick around. Surround yourself with people who are only going
to lift you higher.
Being kind is something you were taught since you were born, in addition it’s
Rites of passage, the journeys that dot the edges of our ultimate quest through life. They are the universal changes that can be as insignificant as a first kiss but with everlasting effects on our perspective on life. Stand By Me is a movie that was first released in 1986 from the studios of Director Robert Reiner. It details the story of four pre-adolescent teens, Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern who embark upon a quest to find the dead body of Ray Brower, a kid also around their age that had been…
is too heavy to carry. Tell me where you want go and I will drive you there.” So Sue gets into the car and told the taxi driver that she wants go to the hospital. Thus, the car starts to drive off to its destination.
The taxi driver opens the air conditioning. All of a sudden, Sue remembered the Honda car that her owned. She spoke with the driver: “sir, driving a few years? The car seems quite new, how much to buy?” the driver replied: “Cheap, this car only cost me thirty thousand, I bought it…
and follow the Triune God only- I learned that in confirmation class.
My faith and the love that my Lord shines on me every day is the most important part of my life, I love my Lord very much and He takes care of me and I put all of my trust in Him;
My faith is very important to me; it’s what gets me through the day. The truth of the Holy Spirit and the grace of God strengthens me in my faith and I enjoy sharing my faith and spending time in the Word of God. Only through the Word of God can I strengthen…
A Perfect Day in the Deer Stand
There are so many things to enjoy in the deer stand such as listening to all animal noises around you, watching the sun rise or set, or watching some of God’s beautiful creation. When I sit in the deer stand, I enjoy listening to the animals walking through the woods and making their distinct sounds. The sun rise and set are two of the most amazing things to watch while you are in the deer stand. When I’m in a deer stand hunting deer, I always enjoy looking…
The results of this election made me disappointed and angry, because I wanted Romney to win. It seems like he stands for the same values that I stand for. I also wanted him to win because we got involved in his campaign as a school because we believe God has a plan for every life, and that abortion is wrong. Jeremiah 1:5 says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations”. We believe that God created marriage for one…
was in 7th grade and I made a friend, his name was Stanley. Stanley had a large heart, which made him an easy target for bullies and unlike the other students in our class he was kind to the new kid in school; he never made fun of me for being the new kid or called me names. That was because he knew what it felt like to be made fun of. Stanley was a very large kid so people thought they could push him around and call him names like: big boy, fatso, fatty, and other inappropriate names. No one really…
is the guidelines for all Medical Assistant Students and other working MAs that have to follow in order to be full on Medical Assistant. PATH is abbreviated and all the stand for something very important:
P: The P stands for – Professionalism
A: The A stands for – Attitude
T: The T stands for – Time Management
H: The H stands for – Hygiene
I am glad that there is something like PATH for us student Medical Assistant program and for Medical Assistant that are working already in the field to start…
In Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, Kevin Wilson delves into the intricate, and often times quirky relationship between love and occupation. Wilson’s “Grand Stand-In” explores the issue of the narrator’s identity as she becomes caught up in the artificial and family-fragmenting nature of her job. The narrator works as a stand-in grandmother for “new families popping up, upwardly mobile couples with new children, . . . [who] feel their children are missing out on a crucial part of their life…
Story of Her (song)
I) There is a story of a girl
Who cried a river
And drowned the whole world
By the way she stands so tall
I can’t say I wouldn’t admire (intro)
I) Bring the fire since October 24
1996 bring you already know we
Out here bring the sticks
So she knows she’s 5’3
Bringing everything lean
Because she’s mean and joining the marines
I can’t say that there would ever be a place to stay (verse 1)
II) A place to stay is…