Due to the recent economic crisis, America is experiencing a recession that is low to recover, Because of the recession, the jobless rate has reached a 10. 1 percent high (Chancre, 2011). Unfortunately am one of those workers whom were laid off, Therefore, am taking this time now to focus on attending school full-time and getting a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. I currently receive unemployment Vichy means that my income has been reduced almost to half as when was working. With my faith and trust in God have been able to sustain my lifestyle with some minor adjustments to my spending habits.
Now that I am on a more restricted income, my daily tasks include only things I deed to do in order to control spending costs. On a weekday daily basis my schedule consists of going to the gym. That is pretty much the only time I leave the house. While I’m out, I get many Other chores done Which often includes shopping. Attend school online and therefore study late nights because that is when it is the most quiet allowing me to really focus. Once I am done with my B. S. I plan on furthering my education in receiving an MBA and possibly PhD in the future.
Because am introvert, it doesn’t bother me to spend a lot of time by myself. However, because am human to keep my sanity, on the weekends I often spend time with friends and attend church on Sundays. Hanging with friends on Saturdays and attending church on Sundays helps give me a sense of balance and understanding in my life, weigh out morality and decision making skills, In the current political times, many business leaders and executives are faced with challenging decisions that may require them to base their work ethics and decisions based on what is morally right.
More times than naught, many have failed this task resulting in thousands of job losses across the United States of America. One example of this would be the Enron Corporation scandal which involved accountants from the Arthur Andersen accounting firm. “Enron lied about its profits and stands accused of a range of shady dealings, including concealing debts so they didn’t show up in the company’s accounts. As the depth of the deception unfolded, investors and creditors retreated, forcing the firm into Chapter II bankruptcy (BBC News, 2002).
Concluding this demise, 21,000 jobs were lost as a result of abominable decision-making from top ranking executives Which often times engrossed self-greed. The bulwark Of the Enron scandal began the start of the country downward spiral of poor ethical and session-making strategies. In this life, we cannot become overwhelmed with the things that happened in the past because we cannot change them. Because we cannot change them, it’s best that we move forward pursuing happiness as best we can, For some pursuing happiness can be a challenge in its own. I define happiness as being the opposite of sadness.
It is anything that makes a person feel a sense to joy, jovial or jocular mood or spirit. It is a sense self-fulfillment not found with external measures or turpitude. I hear people say that they look for their potential domestic partner to “make” them happy. My take on that is that no other individual can “make” another happy. Someone else can add to your happiness, but if you’re not happy within yourself first no one else can “make” you happy. Moving on to my next topic, Longboats Hughes’ Mother to Son will examine happiness in the reverence of perseverance.
Longboats Hughes By: Warren Godson “Life for me into been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, and splinters, and boards torn up… So boy, don’t you turn back. ” This poem deserves the merit of being included in this time capsule because a 100 years from now its contents an be relayed to future generations’ parents-to-child the same as now encouraging them not to give up when they may become discouraged. The message here apprises children that everything in life is not going to be easy. You will be faced with some challenges. When life does exude challenges, giving up is not an option.
Speaking of challenges, architect Ateliers Jean Nouvelle has faced a huge challenge with his design 21st Century building tort the Sagas De Barcelona. The Sagas De Barcelona (Gasbag) is the building that houses the municipal water company for Barcelona. This unique building has a 21st Century design like none other. The Sagas De Barcelona was not designed with the traditional columns as in most designs tort buildings, towers, or sky-scrapers. Instead, it was built with a “forced-concrete structure, crowned by a glass and steel dome, it has a multi- colored facade of aluminum panels, behind glass louvers, in 25 different colors.
There are 4,400 windows and 56,619 transparent and translucent glass plates, The louvers are tilted at different angles calculated to deflect the direct sun light. Elliptical in plan the 31 floors are without internal columns, the parametric structure and the central concrete core, containing the services and emergency tireless, are the important elements Of the building. Six lift shafts rise up inside the outer walls” (Kisser, 2011). This building is worth preserving because I believe it Will be the blueprint design Of buildings to come.
I ranked it over Other possibilities because there currently is no other building of its kind or magnitude. Transitioning from a-one-of kind building to a one-of-a kind music artist, Brandy Norway (aka Brandy or Braun’) who sings about love and things that happen in our daily lives regardless of who we are. Brandy Norway is an accomplished Grammar Award winning artist homo has also starred in many leading movie roles as well as having her own television sitcom and several reality television shows. In 2006, Brandy was involved in a car accident that killed another motorist.
From the accident, the California Highway Patrol and the victim’s Tamil began to pursue legal action against Brandy. After a couple fears passed, a settlement was made. Shortly after the settlement was made, Brandy released her latest album, Human. Although this was not the single release from the album, it was a song titled on the album (Associated Press, 2007). Because I am a rapacious fan of Brandy, I Sistine to the entire CD, When I listened to the song Human (http;WHOM. Youths. Com/watch? V=elemental) it reminded me how we are all human and eve make mistakes (or accidents happen) and should be forgiven for them.
That’s why Vive chosen this song over any other any why it needs to be included in this time capsule. Forgiveness sis key to life as it is another key to happiness. Another great aspect to life concerns our health as having great health insurance coverage is essential. For this fragment in my time capsule am Will discuss the 2002 movie John Q (http. Midi. Mom/title/tt0251160′) starring Denned Washington. The 2002 movie is about “A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won’t cover his son’s heart transplant, takes the hospital’s emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation” (Midi, 2011).
I ranked this movie above any other because it exhibits the rising concerns this country faces concerning the necessity to provide adequate health care coverage for all that’s affordable. This movie is worth placement in the time capsule so hopefully in the future you will be able to look back on how things used to be and see what we had to endure to aka coverage better for all in the future, The last item that will include in this time capsule is another object used to preserve life and prevent serious bodily trauma and injury – the airbag.
Dated back early as the asses, airbags have been in existence just not widely used because the technique of design wasn’t quite mastered. Ford and GM attempted to used airbags in several of their early model vehicles without much avail, it wasn’t until “1988 when Chrysler became the first company to offer air bag restraint systems as standard equipment” (Bellies, 2011). Airbags alone don’t provide the necessary protection needed to save lives. Manufacturers and the Department of Transportation suggest wearing your stables will further increase your chances of coming out of an accident with minimal injuries.
I have chosen airbags over all Other gadgets or fads because they save lives and Often times eve don’t pay close attention to those things that help us opposed to things that appease us. Airbags are worth preserving because they too can be used as blueprint for inventing better safety restraint systems in the future. The 20th and 21st Centuries were times in Which this country has undergone many challenges to get where it will be in 100 years. In preserving life. We must learn things from our past with hopes of not making the same mistakes in the future.
We should know that our decision-making choices affect not only ourselves personally, but could affect thousands of lives within a near or far reaching community. Those decisions could ultimately lead to our demise or contribute to our happiness, life lessons, the building of our community structures, forgiveness for one another, our health and safety.