In order to get almost any earthly thing on your own, you must first deserve it before it is healthy to desire it. You deserve something â€“ in the only sense that ultimately satisfies â€“ only when you work for it. At that point it is healthier to desire it. Better to be unattached to the things of this world until they are manifest, lest they confuse the ultimate objective: to act and behave in such a way that we are worthy of our heartfelt desires. This quotation is particularly applicable with regard to the apparent secret to happiness: love. Most earthly love is conditional, we must deserve it in some way before receiving it. If you put yourself in a position to deserve it, you are more likely to receive it, so desiring it becomes rational, rather than wishful thinking. The most common saying is â€œFirst deserve then desireâ€. This is best for the people who have clear goals in life. So, they define their goals, work hard yo achieve it and finally get it. It gives real feeling of accomplishment, feeling of really owning your life i.e. you are what you wanted to be. Then there is other category of people also who are not so sure of their goals. They are bit confused, so they try to get what seems best at the present moment (do not try that hard to get it and do not know about its contribution to their final goal). Sometimes they also get the reward with their little efforts. But their isnâ€™t any free lunch, so then they have to prove themselves to be worthy of it. It is tougher now then proving before getting reward. Since now they have to compete with the people belong to first category, who have already proven them and habitual of hard work. So there are two main hurdles â€“ 1) Overcoming starting inertia. 2) Extra pressure due to increased expectations (including our own expectations). Sometimes these may lead to extreme depression also which is less likely in first category. But if you can prove now, you would get the feeling of being worthy, get inspirationâ€¦
Savage Garden is an Australian duo formed in 1994 by Daniel Jones and
Darren Hayes. Daniel Jones, born on July 22, 1973 in Essex England moved
to Brisbane, Australia as a young child, he plays keyboard, guitar,
programming and sings back up. Darren came from a long line of musicians,
so his love for music started when he was very young. When he was little, his
brother had a drum set and when he went out, Daniel would sneak into his
room and play then, he took piano lessons when he was seven. By the age of
ten, he was playing the keyboard and drums in pubs and hotels. Danielâ€™s
musical influences were, Peter Gabriel, XTC, and Tears For Fears. Darren
was born May 8, 1972 in Brisbane, he is both the lead and back up singers.
At a young age, he began showing alot of intrest of getting into entertainment
by singing and acting around the house which led him to act in many school
plays when he got into high school. After high school, Darren attended
college, to study journalsim, Drama and education. His influences include,
Prince, The Smiths, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and Duran
Duran. Both the guys are songwriters. Daniel was playing with another band
called Red Edge, when he put an ad in a Brisbane music paper for a lead
vocalist, Darren was studying to be a teacher when he decided he wanted to
get into the music scene, he saw Danielâ€™s ad and responded, â€œWe clicked
imeadeatlyâ€(Darren Hayes, SavageGarden biography) Darren joined the band
and in 1994, He and Daniel decided they were tired of playing other peopleâ€™s
music so they left the band and devoted their time to writing and the band,
Crush was formed. Darren and Daniel soon found out another Australian
band also had that name so, they bought the name from them but, then they
found another English band called Crush so they decided to call the band
Savage Garden which was thought of by Darren, it was from an Anne Rice
novel where â€œshe describes the world as two levels, one as a very beautiful
place but,in the other, underneath, weâ€™re all savage beastsâ€(The conception of
savage garden) in the other,Darren and Daniel so fired by self assurance, sent
out over 150 demo tapes to record companies and management all over
Australia. One by one they got rejected until John Woodruff heard their tape
and thought they had a chance, he immediately flew to Brisbane to sign them
to JWM, his record company. Their first self titled album was recorded in
Diversity within Society Essay
This essay will discuss some of the changes brought to Britain by immigration and new religious teachings. It will briefly analyse some of the benefits and how these still contribute to our society by improving this country. Furthermore, it will show that immigration has led to religious diversity making us a multicultural society.
Britain nowadays is an extremely diverse country. There are people of different nationalities and religions all around us and we have learnt to adjust to their own ways and beliefs.
With immigration we have embraced new changes: fashion, food, music and festivals. New religions have taught us to be a more tolerant society and become more accepting of other faiths. Some fashion is influenced through migrants, for instance the Hindu sariâ€™s colours and style have helped shape the evening backless gowns. The burka however, still creates great controversy. Although there is a merging of fashion similarly fashion can also separate. It would seem people are judged by their sense of dress, whether they dress for cultural or religious reasons. Today there are even magazines in the media to help expand our knowledge of Islam. Most notably, the Emel is a British lifestyle magazine that reports on contemporary British Muslim culture. Launched in 2003, it was previously only available in Muslim bookshops.
It has since become the most widely read British Muslim magazine in Britain and now attracts interest from non-Muslim readers too. As well as covering fashion it also informs on other aspects of life such as consumerism and politics, health and education. The whole aim of the magazine is to explain the positives aspects of Islam to non-Muslims and reduce fear and tension. (Emel, 20/05/2013) Another example of change in the fashion is that Indian people have brought with them their knowledge of threading, a method of facial hair removal, which is currently very popular amongst both women and men. One particularly striking aspect that affected Britain tremendously is new food. Immigration and religion have enriched Britainâ€™s diet. These days there is a large variety of restaurants presenting foreign cuisines. We can have our pick of Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Italian, Spanish, Mexican and manyÂ others to suit our tastes. Amazingly, there are even some restaurants that offer a mix of cultural gastronomy allowing us the luxury of selection and variation on the same plate. For some people these days, the Indian dish, the curry especially, is a favourite meal and most popular in Britain. In particularly, some people also choose to adapt a Mediterranean diet for health reasons.
The food we consume is also determined by our religious beliefs. In Christianity, fish is eaten on Good Friday as a way of celebrating Jesus whereas in Islam and Hinduism, pork is out of the menu as the pig is seen as a dirty animal. Also in Hinduism, beef is not consumed as Hindus believe the cow is holy. British popular music also shows many influences from immigration. Immigrants have brought new musical sounds like reggae, ska and calypso. Black music, most notably RnB has had a lasting impact on British popular culture. Pop music is another indicator of the multicultural nature of Britain today. In most UK towns and cities it is possible for worshippers of Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam and many other religions to find somewhere to celebrate their faith in a community safely with others. The most known religious festivals in Britain are Christmas and Easter as part of Christianity. Eid is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar.
In the same way Christians celebrate Jesus at Christmas, Muslims celebrate Raham at Eid. Both events are about sharing, music, party and simply good fun. In Hinduism, Diwali is perhaps the most well-known Hindu festival. It is known as the â€˜festival of lightsâ€™ and this five day festival honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The Notting Hill Carnival in London is the largest street festival in Europe. It originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. It celebrates the abolition of slavery and freedom. It takes place every August Bank Holiday weekend and since festivals invite participation, every year people get together to enjoy this amazing, lively event and savour the Caribbean food on offer.
On the whole, it is obvious immigration has brought significant benefits to Britain. Immigrants have enriched our society by working hard and creating jobs. They have offered us all the beneficial changes previously mentioned and we could no longer live without them. As a result, Britain is now a farÂ stronger society. Immigration has educated us to be more aware the â€˜otherâ€™ making us open, tolerant, diverse and welcoming and this is something Britain should be proud of.
Emel, http://www.emel.com/, (2O/05/2013)
BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/islam/eid_haj.shtml, (20/05/2013) BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/hinduism/diwali.shtml, (20/05/2013) http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2013/03/25/david-cameron-immigration-speech-in-fullpolitics.co.uk, (20/05/2013)
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