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The Rising Rate of Divorce

The Rising Rate of Divorce | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

shows rising rates of divorce in America

 

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Aubrey Sanderson's curator insight, September 12, 2013 5:58 PM

Does the rise of divorce rates have technology to thank?

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Divorce on the rise... - New Vision

Divorce on the rise... - New Vision | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
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Divorce on the rise...
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Sources in the judiciary attribute the 2012 decline in divorce rates to the Children and Family Courts handled by grade one magistrates.

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Christopher Pearsall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 2:32 PM

It is interesting how 6 months into the year with 32 divorces in total so far Uganda looks at their marriage situation as one in crisis.  It is quite a diverse picture from the U.S. where tens of thousands of divorces occur each year.  Yet blaming improper upbringing on the problem seems an old notion that people are often quick to jump to.  


A parent or even extended family cannot realistically control the behavior or values that some of the younger members of the family may have if those younger members do not accept the teachings and morals that have been placed before them.


Reasonable efforts at proper upbringing are what we can expect in today's more modern culture, but proper upbringing does not insure or guarantee adherence to the standard exemplified by the parents or grandparents or both if there are competing values being taught, shown in the media, or even as demonstrated by those around us who for whatever reason we may place a value on their actions even if they go totally against the family upbringing.


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Seeing Possibilities

Seeing Possibilities | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.

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I have seen that people who are most exposed to negative news are often negative in their minds, thoughts, and views. To quote from the picture "attitude is everything", when one's attitude becomes negative because of his environment, his actions, his thoughts, his views, his future, have become negative too. In order to prevent this, I think they should have th mindset that they can give more than they take. It means they must do things for others without expecting anything from the others. They must also  know how to forgive people who hurt them, let go of all the hatred, and finally, they can see things in a positive prospect. I wonder if forgiving a person that has repeatedly hurting you considers a gracious act? 

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:23 AM

I can see that when people are awlays being exposed to negative thoughts and information, they tend to make bad choices due to their negative thoughts, affecting the way he or she lead their life. This cause people to feel demoralised , which will also affect the way they think.Thus, it is important to think positive, and see the brighter side of life. This will allow people to strive towards their goal, and have their desired outcome. I think attitude plays a important role in the way we think. i wonder why do people not think the positive side of life.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:59 AM

After reading this article, I realized that positive attitude is needed to determine the life we're living in and also the possibilities that we can achieve. Many people may be affected in their life due to the negative thoughts and attitude that they have, if they had positive attitude in all the things they do, they would live a better life and discover things that they might have never discovered before. These positive attitude and thoughts leads to finding even more possibilities and lead us to the right path onto our future.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:09 AM

From this article, i realise that with the right attitude, we can come up with all different kind of outcome in some situations. If your attitude is positive for everything, everything might just turn out the way that you want it. However if you have a negative attitude, things will not go the way you want it to and it might get even worse. Thus, i wonder why some people dont think with a positive attitude.

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Entitlement Is The Way To Failure

Entitlement Is The Way To Failure | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

Entitlement in the online world

I feel like a lot of people have a sense of entitlement that they bring to the online world. People sniff around Facebook and Twitter and say, “Oh, well that person is making tons of money because of their online presence. I should be able to do that too.” The sense of the American dream – of going from “rags to riches” through hard work and dedication, seems to be dissipating. People are no longer willing to wait. if someone else has found success, they also want that success, and like the little girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Veruca Salt, they want it now.

Entitlement and Engagement Don’t Mix

If you bring with you a sense of entitlement to the online world, it becomes exponentially more difficult to engage in meaningful ways with people...


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From what i have seen, people who feel that the world owes him or have a sense of entitlement often lead to their astray. With these thoughts, the people will be very selfish and only cares about themselves, but never spare a though for the others. With that sense of entitlement, they will never strive hard to achieve something they want. With that sense of entitlement, they would not be elated even after achieving something they want because they feel like they deserve it. Nothing in this world are being entitled to us. Food, oxygen, trees, tables, paper, people who love you, all of these are not entitled to us. In order to solve this problem, we must have the mindset that thinks" nobody owes me a living". We should go out and fight for what we want, we  should fight with integrity and respect. This can be seen in the CEO of the google company. They started out as a small company, but because of the positive mindset, they become a huge company now. Sometimes, i do wonder if there is any other factors leading to failure other than having a sense of entitlement. 

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Chan Loveshislife's curator insight, June 22, 2013 2:15 AM

This article i feel is very intresting, as instead of talking about the usual rags to riches stories. It goes in depth to show how others are affected by stories  of people who make it big, through dedication and hardwork. Apparently people are impatient and after seeing how others through sweat and sacrifice earn a lot of money via the internet especially, people build false hopes and dreams thinking they can do it too. But, ultimately not realizing that it takes more than luck and intellect. And they, as i earlier stated become impatient, they want to become rich NOW. This proves that most people are unable to comprehend the fact that turning oneself from rags to riches is not that easy and requires time and effort, it also makes stories of people from making it big in society much more inspirational as they have gone through a lot of tough times to achieve what they have now in life. People after reading this article will come to understand the basic principle of life that nothing is free in this universe,and everything has a price tag. Even the air that we breathe is not free, it comes with the price of our lives. Think about it, with no life the air surrounding us is useless. That is what i have learnt from reading this article.

 

Yong Jian's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:30 AM

From what i have seen, people who feel that the world owes him or have a sense of entitlement often lead to their astray. With these thoughts, the people will be very selfish and only cares about themselves, but never spare a though for the others. With that sense of entitlement, they will never strive hard to achieve something they want. With that sense of entitlement, they would not be elated even after achieving something they want because they feel like they deserve it. Nothing in this world are being entitled to us. Food, oxygen, trees, tables, paper, people who love you, all of these are not entitled to us. In order to solve this problem, we must have the mindset that thinks" nobody owes me a living". We should go out and fight for what we want, we  should fight with integrity and respect. This can be seen in the CEO of the google company. They started out as a small company, but because of the positive mindset, they become a huge company now. Sometimes, i do wonder if there is any other factors leading to failure other than having a sense of entitlement. 

Jun Liang's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:20 AM

From this article, I can see that people who feel that the world owes him or have a sense of entitlement often lead to their astray. These people often becomes selfish due to their thoughts. They only care about themselves and doesn't spare a thought for anyone else. Too often, these people are unable to achieve something that they want and even if they do achieve, they will just feel normal as it felt as if they deserve it in the first place. I feel that nothing in this world is entitled to us, and this phrase "No one ownes us a living" is a best representation of it. It the fighting for what we want, that actually gets us what we want. Sometimes, I still wonder what other factors can lead to failure, other than the sense of entitlement?

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Why divorce is on the rise in Saudi Arabia - Saudi Gazette

Why divorce is on the rise in Saudi Arabia - Saudi Gazette | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
Why divorce is on the rise in Saudi Arabia
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The Ministries of Justice and Social Affairs are putting forward serious and innovative solutions to address the rising number of divorces that are threatening the social fabric of our country.

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Singapore threatens legal action against local firms blamed for smog from Sumatra

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Singapore said yesterday that it would pursue local firms found to be involved in starting forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia, as Greenpeace said the blazes were on palm oil plantations owned by Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean companies....

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From what i have seen, the Indonesia has been burning forests which affected the Singapore because of the haze. When the government asked the indionesia, they pushed the blame to other countries' companies which invested in the project of buring the forests. Singapore was one of them. As a world, nobody should harm one another. There maybe different countries, but there is only one world. If the world is destroyed, no countries can live. Singapore will do whatever it can do save the world, singapore will work with other nations to save the world. Nobody should be selfish and harm the other people. I wonder what is installed next for Singapore?

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Jun Liang's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:17 AM

The recent haze problem in Singapore had caused many problems. I witnessed many elderly's health being affected and needed to visit the hospital. When the government of Singapore requested Indonesia to resolve the situation, indonesia blamed other countries' companies situated in indonesia for burning forest illegally and this includes Singapore. I feel that since everyone live in the same place called Earth, we should not be harming one another but taking good care of each other. We should also work together to solve any problem quickly. If this problem is not quickly solved, when will it be? How many more people have to go to the hospital until the haze problem can actually subsidies and turn better?

Samantha Chan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:23 AM

This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. The recent haze from the forest fires in Indonesia has affected the neighbouring countries people’s daily lives in many ways. Singapore reached a new haze reading record on Friday. Singapore government had spoke to Indonesia’s officials, but no action was taken and they blamed it on other countries. They are irresponsible for starting the fire and pushing blame to others. They should start finding out the culprit instead of not doing anything and pushing blame onto others.

Thinesh Kannan's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:11 AM

The recent haze problem in Singapore had caused many problems. A lot of people were affected and had to go to the hospital. When the government of Singapore requested Indonesia to resolve the situation, indonesia blamed the illegal forest burning. They even said that other countries were involved including Singapore. I feel that since everyone live in the same place called Earth, we should not be harming one another but taking good care of each other. We should also work together to solve any problem quickly. How many more people have to go to the hospital until the haze problem can actually subsidies and turn better? What if students get affected and cannot study properly?

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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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From the article, i have seen that the tamils and sinhalease were fighting over for their rights and to receive the better treatment. Arguments and violents often erupted in the early years. To make matter worst, the Tamil United Liberation Front was created to fight for the tamil rights. They often adopted violence to achieve the things they wanted. As a result, many lives were lost. All of these battles and conflicts boil down to one thing: fair treatments. In the early years, the tamils received special rights and treatments that are better than the sinhalese. Over the next few years, their roles were changed. All of the people viewed this matter differently, and often results in violence. If they can see the matter in a different angle and solve things peacefully, Sri Lanka would not be shattered. Since these conflicts happened, nothing can be done to undo it. We can only try to salvage the situation. I think that the people in sri lanka can try to forgive each other and put down their resentment behind. Instead of fighting over who is the better man, they should try to work together and strive forward, building Sri Lanka up to be a better country. I wonder what does the futures holds for Sri Lanka. 

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Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:45 AM

After reading this article, i learnt that there is a conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese, which took place in Sri Lanka and lasted for over more than 100 years. As the Sinhalese have many benefits like, more job offers and further education opportunities, which the Tamils are unhappy about, thus conflicts between the two ethnic groups started.

I feel that the two ethnic groups shouldn't use violence to solve their problems. Its not worth it to get people injured or killed just to have that problem evened out. Both should talk to each other what their are unhappy about and give in to each other.

I wonder why they want to pursue the matter for such a long time.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:59 AM

After reading this article, I believe that in order for a country to achieve progress, social, economical and political stability, it has to first achieve muti-ethnic harmony. this is true as different races in a country need to work in cohesion in order to benefit both the country and themselves. This can be seen as Singapore has gone through much progress since the racial riots end. However if racial instability has struck a multi-ethnic country, this will create a lot of problems for the country like major riots and civil wars. this will cause the country to fall in economical and political terms. This can be seen in Sri Lanka as it went through civil war which killed more than 100000 people. This war greatly affect Sri Lanka's economy and causes a major political instability in the country. Due to this, I believe that a country multi-ethnic country must achieve racial harmony in order to benefit everyone.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Peace and harmony , don't everyone want to stay that way forever? Thats why i seriously wonder , why would people want to start wars , destroying their paradise. In every country's road to success , there must be lots and lots of ups and downs , between its neighboring countries and even between their own people. We're all living in the 21st century , why would we still think in that manner that violence will solve everything? It never will , it will just make the matter worse and cause it to affect a larger amount of people and to last for an even longer period of time. The matter may start of small but because of the use of violence , the matter will start to enlarge and then it would not only be in-between the people who started the matter but the whole country. It will then be reflected badly on the race of the people and also the country. Bit by bit everything will start to fall. Therefore , to me i wonder , why would people want to make things that are simple into things that are so complicated that will cause major damages?

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Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail

Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail | Possibilities and Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
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Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ...
Daily Mail
This is what the piece said: "Though rarely racist, Britons are exceptionally hostile to immigration - more so than Germans, French or the Dutch.

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From what i have seen, I feel that racism is not forgiveable. Many people in india do not want to have a foreigner to live beside them.  This thought must be changed immediately as this might lead to a possible war in the future. I think that the reason for people to be racist is that they are often influence by their environment, friends, parents and maybe the government. The government often have a special rule about foreigner which make them not wanting to live in india. In order to solve this problem, people with the right mindset should influence each other positiv

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:31 AM

India is the world's second-most racist country after Jordan. I think that people should be more accepting towards other races,their languages as well as their religion and not be prejudice. It do not matter what colour we are, as we are all humans, and have blood flowing in us. I wonder if racism will continue and is the government going to do anything about it . Racism had also become a serious issue.

Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:55 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. From this article I can see that people are being judged by the colour of their skin, accent and other stuff. I see that most races are being judged based on what the minority from the race does like how some act or talk in public and based on that, other racial groups are under the impression that all people of that certain race is like that and they thus sterotype or generalise everyone belonging to that race. this article makes me think that racism is a big problem and one of the main causes of conflict in multienthnic societies like racial riots. I wonder if racism will ever stop.

Asha Begum's curator insight, July 6, 2016 5:20 AM

Treating the Indians in this way is not right. White men should change their perception of Indian people. Racism should stop because it is not fair to be prejudiced.