Few people are of the opinion that money spent on arts is just a waste and the government must focus on areas other than it, like engineering or science. List out what would be the results if government stopped paying attention to arts.
Write at least 250 words.
Art is a subject o human and social skills. In the past it was considered as one of the most important subject for the all round development of an individual. However, with time and with coming of technology and science in recent times, art has taken a back seat. There are people of the belief that it is time that government stops spending money on arts and rather focus on projects under science and engineering.
Although it might sound economical to many, I believe there could be quite upheaval if arts gets neglected. Firstly, an individual might not be able to understand the importance of social skills. This could be quite problematic in a scenario when we are talking about multi-cultural interaction. Secondly, it becomes quite difficult to understand oneself and the complex nature of humans because there is an unawareness about the past. A better future can be made if we know the mistakes of the past. Thirdly, it could be quite disadvantageous for those who are interested in arts. It could give them a sense of rejection.
However, spending money on science and technology can help in making better technologies or doing new inventions. This could surely prove to be a boost for the economy. But, this will surely be at a very costly price. Even more, working more on technology or science might help in solving issues such as poverty or education. For instance, if the infrastructure of internet is improved, more students could be taught using this medium.
Overall, I believe that every subject has its own importance and are important in their own ways, neglecting anyone might not be healthy for a society. Although science and technology help in improving the economy, arts provides the required balance.
Most people are not interested how their food has been produced. They only care about how much it costs. How true is this statement? What influences people to buy food?
Write at least 250 words.
Food is the next most important thing a person requires to be alive, after water. The better you eat, the better your body will be and the more effectively you will live. Although the importance of food cannot be denied it has been seen that there are many people who are more interested in the cost of the food rather than how the food is prepared. Although everyone wants to lead a happy life and eat healthy, it sometimes so happens that the circumstances, moulds the way they take decision.
Financial condition is the most important factor for the choice taken. The people who are poor often don’t even get food, let alone of high quality, so when they do get it, they often are only bothered about the money it will cost. Even more the middle class men, although eat healthy and regular food, but they still can’t fudge over the quality of food as it has so happened in recent times that the better the quality the costlier it will be. This trend of cost vs quality has recently taken importance with the population of the world increasing in the past decade.
Therefore while choosing food, there are many factors that come into picture. Firstly, the cost. For example-: a person can easily
give 500 bucks for weekly vegetables but spending 500 bucks on a single meal is not what everyone can afford. Secondly, quality matters. Most of the people do look for good quality food. It is usually the middle of cost and quality that people go for. Thirdly, taste is often considered as it is the only way they can fulfill the palate. Most people have their favorite flavors and spices and prefer eating them.
Overall, quality of food is the one area that often gets neglected in the fight between money and standard of living. Although this trend is changing with the rise of middle class, it continues to be same in the poorer section.
Is freedom of speech necessary in free society? Give your opinions.
Speech is the most powerful tool, mankind can ever get. It were speeches of Hitler that persuaded Germany to fight the second world war, the speeches of Gandhi that ignited the fire amongst Indians to get freedom. And even in modern times, whether it is the win of Barack Obama or Narendra Modi, their speech has a major role to play. I believe a country can truly be considered free if its people have the freedom of speech.
Firstly, freedom of speech gives a sense of attachment with the country. People feel more connected if they have a say in the decisions of the country. Secondly, allowing people to speak their minds helps often helps in reaching better solutions. For example-: in 2006, when Indian government increased the reservations, people across the country came out and demanded that it would be unfair for them. This helped government in realizing their view point. Had there be no freedom of speech, may be the government had regulated it and given rise to a new revolt. Thirdly, a country becomes more democratic if the citizens are free to speak. The main idea of democracy, “a citizen’s nations” gets in acted with freedom of speech.
Although freedom of speech can even turn to a disaster if people are not tolerant. For example-: Often people tend to take someone’s opinion as offend and create issues for the person involved. Freedom of speech comes with great responsibility. The responsibility to accept other peoples’ opinion before they give their own. It comes with an understanding that different people can have different opinions and until they are not harming you, you must allow them to exist.
Overall, I believe freedom of speech marks a free society. The issues involved with it can be fought back only with education and acceptance of diversity.