Justice is an idealistic principle that attempts to convince us that society is not apathetic or indifferent to our pain and suffering. In a broad sense, it serves as a theoretical foundation for giving people what they deserve. Human’s desire for life to be fair is the inception of justice.
But is our desire for society to be fair as righteous and ethical as we perceive it to be?
Retributive justice is a form of justice that results in the restoration of suffering in another person. The perpetrator responsible for a wrongdoing receives retribution in the name of justice. …
Parabolas. Those lovely curves. What comes to your mind when you hear the word? Do you think of the quadratic formula? The method of completing the square? Or roots?
When I was younger, my parents would take me to swim lessons every Saturday. They did so because they loved me and it was important for me to learn this survival skill and be healthy. I never really enjoyed it because I felt like I was forced to. It was boring, time-consuming, meaningless or all three. This day, I still remember the feeling of wanting to get out of the pool once I was in the water.
Fast forward to September 2020, I started my penultimate year of school life in the UK. I was filled with hopes and ecstasy…
Imagine waking up in the morning, you are about to go to the dining room, waiting to have breakfast made by your loving parents. Or for some of you, being gently waken up by your nourishing mother.
Imagine coming home from school, eagerly anticipating the warmth of dinner.
What if all that’s gone? What are you going to do? How will you feel?
Teenagers are always rebellious. They want to get away from their parents. Or at least they say so. But what will happen if they actually have to live on their own.
Living on one’s own is not…
If all wolves kill foxes at the same rate, and 2021 wolves can kill 2021 foxes in 2021 days, how many days will it take 2022 wolves to kill 2022 foxes?
A general rule of thumb for these problems is to let an unknown be the rate.
Solution: Let r be the rate at which wolves kill foxes. Based on the information, we have 2021 = 2021r ⋅ 2021.
Then r = 1/2021.
Now, we need to find the time t in days for 2022 wolves to kill 2022 foxes.
2022 = 2022 r ⋅ t
2022 = 2022 ⋅…
The United States Navy four-star admiral, William H. McRaven, once said:
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
This was the most influential quote he gave in a 2014 graduation speech at the University of Texas. He said that if one can’t do the little things right, they might never be able to do the big things right.
And I can’t agree more with that. Think about it. If one wants to gain mastery in a language, they have to hone in on the basics and grammar. If one wants to become an elite…
We live in a world governed by the joint forces of supply and demand. The market mechanism dictates consumer behavior and the price and quantity of goods. But what are people actually doing when they pay for a particular good? Why are some people willing to pay for goods that they can otherwise obtain for free?
To answer this question, we can think of the following scenario.
Imagine you want to read a book on feminism, you can either go to the nearest library and borrow it or you can go to the fancy bookstore in town and purchase the…
Are you hungry? Are you bored? Or are you tired?
We eat to eliminate hunger. We play video games to avoid boredom and we sleep to prevent fatigue.
Some people say life is wonderful. The nature. The people. The music. But I’d like to give you another perspective on the human experience which we call life.
Most of our time spent on Earth is spent eliminating suffering. Think about it. Intrinsically, we execute an action mostly based on our physiological needs.
Written by Robert Southey, Goldilocks and the Three Bears was once a fairy tale that inspired numerous poems, books and movies. To this day, it has become one of the most popular fairy tales loved by children and adults.
In the story, a little girl named Goldilocks accidentally stumbles into a cottage in the woods. She finds three bowls of porridge on a table. One of them is too hot, another one is too cold and the middle one is ‘just right’.
‘Improvise, Adapt and Overcome’ is an unofficial slogan of the United States Marines. Interestingly, this 3-word mantra encapsulates the whole notion of the Red Queen Hypothesis in evolutionary biology.
In Lewis Carroll’s Into the Looking Glass, the Red Queen notes:
“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.”
Proposed in 1973 by Leigh Van Valen, the hypothesis states that organisms and must constantly adapt, evolve, and reproduce to survive and gain a fitness advantage, while pitted against perpetually-evolving species.