Society

7 Things That Are Wrong With Society

Humans are such a complex species. We could not figure out the mind of a human, no matter how hard we tried. Psychology touches on some of the behavioral and thought processes that are experienced by a human, but Psychology will never be completely factual because the human brain is far too complicated. We want the world to be a happy and just place, but unfortunately, it will never be so. Here are some things that are wrong with the world today, and why.

1. Social Media

People can argue that social media has had a positive impact on society economically, and maybe even socially in some cases. Truth is, social media is the worst thing that could have ever happened to us. It is so easy to express our darkest thoughts when we are behind a screen. It is so easy to manipulate people when we put certain stimuli

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Contemporary Japan: Society and Culture

The Japanese archipelago — with more than one thousand islands in all — spans diverse living environments: snowy mountains in the northern island of Hokkaido; bustling cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka; tropical rice paddies in southern Kyushu. In the video segments below, Harvard University professors Theodore Bestor (anthropology) and Helen Hardacre (Japanese society and religion) describe the character of both urban and rural life in Japan.  
 
Click to view video segments on the following topics, or click here to read a transcript of all five segments.
· Tokyo · Volunteer Fire Departments · Neighborhood Associations
· Neighborhoods, Crime, and Police · Rural Life  
Although Japanese family roles have changed considerably in the 20th century, aspects of the traditional ie, or “continuing family,” still remain. The Japanese have a saying that even if an extended family does not live together, parents and grandparents should live near enough to
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Northwest Fuchsia Society


 






         







Our mission is

     to inform and educate the
public in fuchsia culture,

     to promote the growing and showing of fuchsias,
and

     to provide the communication link to our member
societies.








American cultivar photos:   L to R


Top- ‘Princessita’- (Niederholzer, 1940); ‘Royal Mosaic’- 
(Garrett, 1991); ‘Golden Anniversary’-  (Stubbs, 1980);  ‘Ada
Perry’  (Stubbs, 1983); ‘Mrs. Lovell Swisher’-


         (Evans &
Reeves, 1942)


Middle-  ‘Roy Walker’-  (Walker, R, 1975);
‘Baby Ann’- (Unknown & Westover, 1976)


Bottom-  ‘Ovation’- (Stubbs, 1981);  ‘Clashing
Beauty’- Monnier, ~2013; ‘Astoria’- Unknown, 1960; ‘Voodoo’- (Tiret,
1953); ‘Bouffant’- (Tiret, 1949)
 

 


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History | The Vegan Society

We’ve come a long way!

The Vegan Society was founded in November 1944 and we’ve made tremendous progress since.

Early vegans

The Vegan Society may have been established 75 years ago but veganism has been around much longer. Evidence of people choosing to avoid animal products can be traced back over 2,000 years. As early as 500 BCE, Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras promoted benevolence among all species and followed what could be described as a vegetarian diet.  Around the same time, Siddhārtha Gautama (better known as the Buddha) was discussing vegetarian diets with his followers.

Fast forward to 1806 CE and the earliest concepts of veganism are just starting to take shape, with Dr William Lambe and Percy Bysshe Shelley amongst the first Europeans to publicly object to eggs and dairy on ethical grounds.

The first modern-day vegans

In November 1944, Donald Watson (right and below) called a meeting

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