Monday, March 23, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
We can no longer live without technology.
I speak for myself. I'm addicted to it. I got hooked! Now I can't live without my mobile phone, my computer, my mp3 player... There is no way I can live without the Internet... It is so useful: I pay my bills, I do research, I buy things, I read the news, I look for information, I watch videos and listen to music, I talk to my distant friends... How did I manage to live before all this technology that surrounds me now? I don't know the answer, but I'm sure about one thing: life nowadays is much more interesting than 15 years ago... I don't know if you agree with me...
What is your opinion?
Thursday, March 12, 2009
In my opinion, the word "beauty" has a relative meaning. When we say that someone is beautiful, we can consider his/her look (outside beauty) or his/her personality (inner beauty). This meaning is different for each people. A person might think that somebody is beautiful and another one disagree with the first one.
This concept changes when we grow up. In our childhood, we consider that someone is beautiful when that person is nice and lovely. However, after this period of our life, beauty is to us what we see on TV, newspapers, magazines, films, etc. We are always comparing to the people we see in the mass media. Their look isn't real! All those pretty faces and perfect bodies are made to impress normal people and to make them buy what they want.
That's why teenagers try to copy celebrities. They want to be as much successful as they are. Teens are also trying to be seen and recognized as somebody important that everyone wants to be.
We should be what we really are. Even if we have some tastes that other people might think awkward, we should be true to ourselves. That is what defines our true beauty!
Ana Filipa Silva nº1 9ºB