The new technological achievements destroy our lifes or not?

Each year, a close relationship is becoming stronger between technology and the younger generations. A new dependence is being created as the years are passing, which has negative implications on our lives. In my opinion, there are destroying our lives.

In general, as we all know, young children pass many hours on the internet and this has many shortcomings. In spite of knowing the hidden dangers of the internet, a lot of parents allow their children to use social media. For instance, imagine a child playing his video game, but after he changes levels it is necessary to buy new skills, which might need real money. The kid will not know the meaning of the credit card and will press the bottom. In other words, children spend money unintentionally. 

Additionally, new technological improvements create lots of new products like tablets, phones, and others which entice the children to not go outside. In particular, the playgrounds are empty, clearly, the children prefer to stay inside playing videogames than having the gratification playing with their friends. This means that an enormous number of kids might have lots of problems in the future like obesity because of sedentary life and vision problems because of a lack of vitamins.

In conclusion, technology has to be observed because it can create problems for people. Psychological, health and also relationship problems could be formed and people could become unemployed. However, we can use technology safely unless the evolution of technology gets out of control and then becomes obvious that there are more things to fear about technology. After all, is it really true that currency has two sides?

The Bright Side of Quarantine (a creative person’s perspective)

“Why are you dressed up as The Dragon Queen? Is she your favourite character or did you just think it would be an interesting thing to do?”.
This is the question I would ask this “21st century Queen Daenerys Targaryen”.
Since Lithuania went under quarantine, the photographer, Adas Vasiliauskas, has been using a drone to take pictures of the people in their houses enjoying a positive aspect of quarantine. My favourite picture, of the few that I have seen, is picture number 6, which shows a young woman standing on her balcony dressed up as the fictional character, from the well-known book/TV series “Game of Thrones”, Daenerys Targaryen. Apparently, the “cosplayer”, as she appears to be, is holding a banner that writes “WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS”.
According to my creative aspect, I think that one of the many bright prospects of quarantine for a creative person could be the opportunity to focus on certain projects, like a painting, a costume, a writing piece or whatever it is they are working on. A few hours before the picture was taken, this woman was probably sitting in front of the TV watching her favourite series, Game of Thrones, and thought: “Maybe, it’s time I brush up that Daenerys costume of mine and have a little fun.” Consequently, that is how this woman decided to entertain herself during these hard times, rather than spending a whole lot of precious time doing nothing productive.

In my point of view, quarantine has given people the opportunity to spend some quality time with ourselves or the people we live with. To sum up, we should not waste our time, because such an opportunity might not come around any time soon for some of us.

P. I. Eleftheriou
(a KEDU assignment)

Hospitality

For many people, hospitality means generosity and courtesy and has a unique value, but each year this value decreases from country to country.

That means hospitality has a more intense presence in some countries than others, for example, Russia, Germany, Uk, America e.c. The citizens of these particular countries, where there are many people, do not know each other, that is why the generosity and courtesy disappear. Also, there are myths which say that the cold weather makes people become bad people and egoist. But in reality, in some towns like New York city where crime dominates, the citizens can not trust their neighbour, in as a result they are not friendly.

In contrast, there are countries in the world which are much friendly to others. For example, in ancient Greece. when a stranger visited the other people they first gave a gift and offered food to this stranger and then they asked them where they were from and why they were there. This means Greece from ancient times has a custom of being hospitable  As with the past, nowadays the Greeks are also really friendly and open. This country hosts immigrants and other nationalities.

To conclude, I believe that over the years hospitality will decrease more and more. But all the countries must keep trying and increase this feeling at some point.

On the bright side of quarantine

Today everyone has the same problem, it is something special. Many families around the world are locked in their homes during quarantine. But one artist has had a perfect idea, with his drone he photographs people in their homes. Families in the photos are excited and trying to find funny clothes or weird ideas.

This whole situation is different for all of us. How do people feel during quarantine? For example, I saw a family with sportswear, family members are really happy. I think two hours ago it was nothing; all the members of the family had tried to find clothes and a good place in the house to take the picture.

I feel proud and optimistic about this family. They did not give up and they tried to see the bright side of this situation. I believe that after all this we will see photos from that period and we will feel stronger because we will be the winners.

Discuss the positive and negative aspects of being in lockdown

Have you ever lived in that kind of situation? As I remember I never have, it is something new for me and for many other people. No one really expected things to turn out this way and by that, I mean the lockdown and the social distancing. We all can deduce the positive and negative impacts of these security measures.

It is wise to see the positive view of these recent events. First of all, the pandemic will decrease and at the same time, the health departments will buy time to find the cure and the vaccine, something very important for the future. Not only that but all this time we have in our houses, with our families is precious time and try to make use of these. Now with the lockdown, you have the opportunity to find yourself, to rest from all the pressure and stress you were living with. Try to find strength in all that time you have because that isn’t the hard part.

The recent events have me concerned about the economic situation, and in my belief, it is the biggest problem we will have to phase after the lockdown. For example, many small businesses will collapse, even small factories will, and by that many people will lose their jobs. Being unemployed means not having the money to pay for your bills, your house and your needs in general, but it isn’t only that, long term unemployment is extremely demoralizing and that is the biggest problem we will have to face. Relating to science mortality increases when people are jobless. So as I see it, we got in lockdown to avoid big numbers of mortality but in the end if things don’t get back to normal, still many people will lose their lives. I could think and discuss more negative aspects of the lockdown, but now it doesn’t seem to me that it matters.

I understand the pressure that everyone feels right now, no one wanted things to turn out this way but they did. Be kind to yourself, make strong ties. You are not alone; we are all in this together. Everything is a matter of perspective.

Discuss the positive and negative aspects of being in lockdown

The planet has to confront a global situation which is called COVID-19. It is a pandemic which is causing people pain, fever and fatigue. Sometimes, it doesn’t show signs of illness but it still exists. This pandemic is very serious, so the governments around the world have decided the lock-down. This means that people should stay at their homes in quarantine and go out only for very special cases. Of course, the quarantine has both negatives and positives.

First of all, I will start to tell you the positives of being in quarantine at your house. You have time for yourself. Finally, you have time to relax from anxious days and do whatever you want, like reading a book or simply watching movies. Moreover, one of the positives is that you have time to spend with your family. All year, you had wished to be more with your family and now the quarantine gives you the chance to be with them and spend quality time together. All in all, the quarantine gives you the chance to do all the things which you put off. Clean your house, do your garden and work out with videos on youtube.

On the other hand, of course, the quarantine has negatives issues. One of the negatives is that you can not go outside and enjoy spring. Also, with this situation, some people can’t do the projects which they have for their jobs because they can’t happen online. Furthermore, quarantine for many people has a negative effect on their psychology. They feel lonely, not productive and afraid. To sum up with the negatives, one of the most serious issues is that people lose their jobs and after that, they will be jobless.

To conclude, people should have patience with this situation because is very difficult for all. The COVID-19 for sure will be unforgettable in our lives but we should get out of this as much as possible. Stay in your homes, stay safe, do things that make you feel happy and productive. Don’t forget! If you don’t feel well don’t be afraid to discuss with other people. you are not the only one. COVID-19 is a pandemic, so stay healthy and take advantage of this situation, doing things for you.

Fashion – Beauty beggins when you decide to be your self-

All of us are using different fashion styles. For most of us, in our own way we can saw what actually fashion is for our self.
These days, people and actually teenagers are trying to follow the fashion of 2019 – 2020, like black clothes, ripped jeans and also expensive outfits from a very famous designer. In this situation, in my own way of thinking I can understand that one reason of following fashion its because you feel “into it”, very comfortable and also you like this kind of style, so why not to try it?. Nonetheless, we can find, as far I am concerned, another one reason. In fact, I would even venture so far to say that I have not done this before and I think all of us. So, as you can understand from what has been said, most of are following fashion just to impress the others and being noticed.
Let me make it up for you! I will give you two examples and you have to choose . Do you think that you will be noticed by the others if you are following fashion or by making your own styles? Now, let me explain this. Having said all that, all of us are following the fashion so, in fact, we have the same kind of style as our friends so in this way you will be the same as the others. All of us are different and we have the chance to saw it by our everyday outfit and general our style!!
All things considered, I think that we can be beautiful and different without being into fashion but by making OUR OWN styles!

Sapho S.

Following fashion – why do we do it?

Is fashion important to you? For more people, it is, at least to some extent. Everyone has their own style from those who wear expensive designer outfits, those who wear a jean and a T-shirt as more people wear. But why are people following fashion?
Arguably, one factor that influences what people wear is the need to impress others. People who dress well seem to be noticed than those who are not worried about their appearance. This is a reason, that people follow fashion and wear fashionable clothes, to impress others.
In the same way, fashion is perceived as a tool that denotes wealth or prestige. For example, people internationally try to elevate their status by wearing expensive clothes or famous designer outfits. These clothes are not giving a personal statement but promote a specific image of power. As a result, fashion does not express personal statements but give a false impression of appearance for a person.
All these things considered, to my way of thinking, fashion can be used as a means of communication and shows a self-image of you to others.

Maria T.

A COMMON ASPECT OF WHAT TODAY WE CALL: “TECHNOLOGY”

A lot has changed through the years. Science and technology have contributed intensely in these changes. However, not all of them are beneficial for our world, because they’re not always used responsibly.

The term “technology” defines the skills, methods, techniques and measures used in the production of essential products and conveniences or for the achievement of objectives, such as scientific analysis. Nowadays, when people hear this term they think of social media; internet or mechanical engineering, because it is this century’s latest technological developments.

These days, the greatest high-tech gadgets are mobile phones, along with the internet and its facilities, which also seem to be used by people the most. Given these points, hackers take advantage of this fact and use the internet, which was originally created to assist people with their research and similar needs, for their own personal gain. What’s that? Well, most hackers are after users’ private data, like e-mails, passwords, bank accounts etc. In addition, the fact that lots of people use the internet often gives them a number of options to achieve their intentions. On the contrary, not all hackers have the same intention. Moreover, some social media users exploit other users, using fake identities, for similar; worse or different reasons.

Of course, hackers and dangerous sites “caring” viruses are not the only problems. The new generation born in the century of technology, spend too much time on their phones, watching TV or surfing on the Net. Even though most of the teens are establishing contact by texting or video-chatting when they’re not at school, still seem to have forgotten the “good old face-to-face” communication. On the other hand, this doesn’t seem to be such a huge issue.

For this reason, technology is very useful. However, when using one of its factors, specifically the internet, the user must be careful and responsible. In like manner people should also take a break from mechanics and spend a bit of time in “the real world”.

By Eleftheriou P. E.

Online School Lessons Are Not That “Cool”

Now that the COVID 19 has spread radically, we don’t go to school and we do online lessons. The teachers, basically, put our homework on a website called “class.sch.gr” and occasionally we have lessons by online meetings. I don’t really like them though. I prefer the classic face-to-face lessons. With the online lesson, it’s not always clear whether we have homework to do or whether we’ve already finished the exercises. In addition, when I “raise my hand” using the special button, the teacher doesn’t always see it, because it doesn’t get there in time, so I end up forgotten or the teacher just chooses me to speak without me “raising my hand”, thinking I’m not trying at all. I wish for these hard days, that we’re going through right now, to end,s that I can go back to the real school and be the same old “straight A” student like I was before.

By Eleftheriou P. E.

Everything has changed

“Nothing’s different but everything has changed” as Charles de Rint said. In my view, nowadays our society has changed dramatically most because of technology.
Firstly, now we use technology instead of books. For instance, when we search for information we prefer it on the internet.
Secondly, with the use of technology, we neglect the people that we care about. For example, when we go out with someone we usually spend our time on our phones instead of communicating with other people.
In conclusion, I wish we could be more independent of everything that technology offers to us.

Evgenia K.