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@adebulu, why do you think that romantic movies prompt sexual urges?
I don’t see the connection between the two.
It’s funny that when the effect of TV is brought up, not many people talk about the many TV shows that show violence and war.
I would rather have people watching romantic movies that show love between two people than watching violent films that depict people killing people.
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To be clear, for a country to be in a recession doesn’t simply mean that ‘things are hard’.
It’s a precise economic term used to refer to how a country’s economy is growing.
As I’m sure you may know, if you want to figure out whether a country is growing, you should look at the total value of all the goods produced over a period of time (e.g. this quarter or three-month period) compared to the total value over the previous same period (e.g. last quarter).
If the total value this period was greater than the total value last period, then the economy has grown.
For a country to be in recession, there has to be a consistent decline in the total value of goods from period to period. For example, in the UK, a recession is defined as “a negative economic growth for two consecutive quarters.”
During such a period, things will be difficult for most people, because if goods are not being produced, then companies are not making money, jobs are being lost and people are unemployed.
However, to be clear, even if the economy is growing (i.e. the total value of goods produced in one period is greater than the total value for the previous period), this doesn’t mean that things are good for everyone in the economy.
This is because the people who are producing (and making money) from the goods could be a very small set of people.
It could also mean that even though people are making money, they are also having to spend it very quickly because things are so expensive.
So you could say that a growing economy is a necessary but not sufficient requirement for the well-being of people in a country; if you want to look at all the things that point to well-being of the people in a country, looking at whether a country is or isn’t in recession is only one thing to look at. You also have to look at ease of starting a business, access to healthcare, infant mortality rates, levels of corruption, the percentage of a person’s income that is spent of basic needs, etc.
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- This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by cantanca.
It is true that it is better to treat failure as a positive experience.
But let us also not deny how bitter it can be.
We all know that Happiness = Reality – Expectation.
When we fail, it means that we did not achieve what we set out to achieve.
And the more expectant we were of success, the more bitter the failure can be.
It is perhaps only after some time away from the failure event that wise words as yours can sink in, and that we can begin to look at the failure with different eyes that again prepare us to ‘try again’.Thoughtful Comments: 0.
I am more curious to hear from people who support the wife’s side. Why would anyone think that such an action would yield long term benefits?Thoughtful Comments: 0.
Personfree, the question is very valid.
Quite often, we worry about things that we shouldn’t be worrying about, and we don’t worry about things that we should worry about.
If we could find how to take the ability not to worry about things (as Flexmind’s friend was able to do) and channel it into not worrying about things that we shouldn’t worry about, it would help to reduce our internal stress – don’t you think?Thoughtful Comments: 0.
What do we gain from paying attention to America?
It would be different if Nigerians visited America regularly every few months; in that case, it would be important to know what was going on, so that when you arrived, you didn’t start behaving like a JJC.
But America is not even interested in inviting people from other (less developed) countries to migrate – so what is the use of knowing what is going on there?
You are probably right about the power of America’s advertising, but we don’t have to buy or do something just because there’s an ad saying that we should, abi?Thoughtful Comments: 10. 10 (interesting)
But @chijann, sometimes, people want you to lie to them.
Let’s say you have two advertisements of two skin care products that do the exact same thing.
Let’s say the first product tells the truth and says that it will improve your skin a little bit, but the second one says that it will make your skin glow so much that people will be instantly attracted to you.
Which product do you think people will buy?Thoughtful Comments: 10. 10 (interesting)
May 7, 2018 at 8:21 pm in reply to: Electricity: Cheap and unreliable, or expensive and reliable? #10356
Reliable electricity doesn’t have to be expensive always.
But I believe that when you are starting a business (like the DISCOs) and you are making initial investments, the cost of providing service may be expensive to begin with, because the business may need money upfront to make initial fixed cost investments (like infrastructure, meters, etc.)
Once the investments have been made, the business will have more flexibility to lower prices, because it no longer has to pay for those initial investments, and any additional costs will just be maintenance costs.
I don’t know why power was steady in the Diobu area, but one thing to also note about the provision of a service is that it should not only be cheap, but it should also be sustainable.
If someone is providing a service cheaply, but they are not making money to sustain the service, then it should not be surprising that the provision of service suddenly stops or becomes unreliable (maybe that’s what happened in Diobu, but I don’t know).Thoughtful Comments: 10. 10 (interesting)
May 7, 2018 at 8:16 pm in reply to: Electricity: Cheap and unreliable, or expensive and reliable? #10355