Blog (Philosophy)

The Joy of Living

The person regardless of their gender, age and cultural background has always got physical and spiritual qualities. The physical qualities are visible where as the spiritual are not visible but noticed.

I'm going to write about a person's physical qualities, express how i feel, the subject I would like to centre on is laughter; to smile and radiate a positive attitude to others without being fake, feeling good. How nice it is when one sees a child laugh, the happiness they reflect on their faces when they play.

When born, one doesn't select family, place or nation, but one thing is for certain; wherever one is born regardless of money or skin colour we are all going to laugh in a greater or smaller degree during the course of our life.

It is scientifically proven that exercising laughter has a positive impact on our life. People are more calm, sociable and less greedy, they adapt to situations easier and problems are seen from a different, more positive perspective. There are people who have great physical qualities such as good body, elegant, good jobs etc… however they laugh little or nothing. Only caring for themselves, always looking to earn more and more money and testing themselves wanting to be better than anyone else. At the end of their lives almost all of these people feel like they should have enjoyed life more. In other words, that instead of spending life in pursuit of money and power, they would have liked to have laughed more.

On the other hand there are people who are poor, disabled, handicapped or sick that are able to laugh and be happy despite their condition. These people are an inspiration to us all.

Hooray for these type of people!!! And also for those who are physically well and think this way. Someone once said: "Laughter is the best medicine…or at least it helps".

By my father

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Blog (Business)

Coca Cola

There is no question that Coca-Cola is a highly successful company with a global outreach and high revenue. What personally intrigues me is how this can be so, especially considering current interests where health is concerned.

I think that nowadays society are more conscious about their health and well-being, perhaps this is thanks to media and technology providing easy access to information on health matters and often advertising products, services and habits to make oneself feel better. The market for health is very big; consider how easy it is to be exposed to products or services that promote well being in one way or another.

Keeping public interest for health in mind, I wonder how Coca Cola has remained so popular. Thanks to the internet it's not difficult to find how Coca Cola can be used to remove rust from a car battery, dissolve a tooth or even a nail. So the question that crops up is what effect will it have to a person's health in the long run? Despite not seeing any real positive health benefits, I think that Coca Cola has stood strong thanks to the power of it’s ever changing, adaptable advertising that has effectively engaged the general public over the years. It’s not what the product is but what it represents which can be anything from “Christmas” to “Happiness”, “Unity”, “America” etc. In a very clever way a feeling of well-being is promoted through associating Coca Cola with a social aspect most people can relate to and in doing so making a drink that can dissolve a nail a friendly product accessible to all.

I really think that Coca Cola is a prime example of the power of advertising and find it’s marketing very inspirational. What essentially started being promoted as a pharmaceutical health product used to relieve headaches has evolved through the years to something completely different.

By Leon

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