Do you have a creative as a four-year-old kid? Do you express your creativity often? There might be few of us who would answer, “Yes” to these questions. If you are one of them then keep it up. But most of us would say a big “No” looking at the deprivation of creativity in our day today lives. Lack of creative expression creates a life lacking in meaning and fulfillment. Some of us are so creatively dead that we feel this skill is essential only for artists, writers and musicians and not for everyone. Let’s look into the importance of creativity to see why we all need to instill creative ways of thinking. This world runs on the wheels of creativity. Right from the cave men discovering fire to cook food or using the branches of trees to build houses, human beings have survived on this planet due to their ability to create and imagine. Without creativity we would not have the light bulb, aeroplane, computer, cancer drugs, buildings, books and so on. The list of all incredible things human creativity has created is just countless. The need for creativity is not limited to a person pursuing art, music, dance or writing. It goes well beyond these fields. In the world of management a high level of creative intelligence is required to find solutions to the business problems, to come up with ways to market the products of a company or to start a new company. Several distinguished authors have written books stating the importance of creativity in the global marketplace. In the book “Five Minds for the Future” the author Howard Gardner talks about creative intelligence being one of the five kinds of cognitive abilities required for success in the 21st century. In another book “A whole new mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future?” the author Daniel Pink talks about how creative thinkers are going to rule the future replacing the logical thinkers who have ruled till now. There is no doubt that creativity is imperative to be successful and to lead a more fulfilling...
...the caste system
The Caste System- Reaction Response
The Indian Caste System finds its origin in the Manusmriti, an ancient Hindu law book mentioned in the scriptures . The Bhagwat Gita refers to division of castes according to Gunas and Karma . First were Brahmans who were priests, scholars and teachers . Second in were Kshatriyas who were the fighters, like kings and warriors . Vaishyas were third and were traders . Shudras were the last and ranked lowest in the caste system were service providers . This division in Indian society has existed since time immemorial . This Varna System is
the Caste System that is still prevalent in the country . It categorizes the work to be done by each
This system is prevalent largely among Hindus, but exists among other religious communities in India as well . Brahmans are considered the highest caste . They are predominantly vegetarians, who are assigned role of priests, teachers or scholars . They enjoy many benefits . Children of these families are expected to join family profession . Kshatriyas were kings and warriors in olden times, presently they are in multifarious professions . Vaishyas, remained traders from the beginning of this Varna division, and are still into trading . The fourth are the Shudras, who make the serving class in Indian society
The Shudras are the fourth and...
...Intolerance within India’s caste system
The Indian caste system is harsh and oppressive, yet it has not always been that way, and policies have been implemented to end this intolerance. The caste system within India is a set of classes that is used to place people into occupational groups. It is a system followed by Hindus. The story of how it began states that the original five varnas were made from a primordial being, and each varna contains many castes and sub-castes, each of which has a specific job. The cast system of India had three stages; the early caste system, changes in the caste system, and today’s caste system. The solution to this intolerance will not be simple, but will hopefully help to one day allow India to escape the binding ways of the caste system.
The original caste system had a very different objective than that of today.
It was meant to place people into occupational groups biased in personality and profession, not birth, “Rooted in religion and based on a division of labor, the caste system, among other things, dictates the type of occupations a person can pursue and the social interactions that he may have” (Manian). This shows that the cast system was not meant to be oppressive or intolerant, and one day may be able to exist without intolerance again. The caste...
...April 15, 2014
“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.” Adversity implies difficulties, trouble and misfortune as it tests the potential of man and strengthens his spirit of self confidence. In the novel Indian Horse written by Richard Wagamese there are many circumstances where the main character Saul is forced to overcome the adversity in which once shattered his human spirit and made him feel worthless. The ideas of adversity such as being beaten at residential schools and the racism he faced while playing hockey, demonstrates Saul’s constant inner struggle and his desire to become a more powerful individual.
Throughout the novel Saul is exposed to many painful experiences that leave him little to no identity and an unimaginable outlook on life. We quickly learn that when Saul was a child, he was taken away from his family and forced into an Indian Residential School where he witnessed and experienced abuses at the hands of the school’s educators. “They called it a school but it was never that....There were no tests or examinations. The only test was our ability to survive.”(Pg.79) The emotions present in the quote represent the pain and agony he endured when being forcibly taught the ways of the white people. The school he is referring to is St. Jerome’s...
...Indian Residential Schools
How many of you guys have heard about Indian residential schools? Probably not a lot of you. This is a topic you probably haven’t discussed before, but it’s a topic I believe everyone should be educated about and informed on.
For about 100 years, the government removed Aboriginal children from their homes and placed them in residential schools in an attempt to make them "Canadian." In very strict and often violent environments, children were denied regular contact with their families, were given poor educations and few life skills.
They were unprepared for both life outside of the schools and life inside their Native communities. Communities and families, robbed of their natural structure and roles, began to fall apart.
Those who were victims of sexual and physical abuse are in greatest need of healing. Recently, Aboriginal communities have begun to deal actively with the effects on all generations of the residential schools. They have started talking in healing circles, addictions and violence treatment programs that make the connection to the residential schools, and parenting and cultural programs that try to reclaim what was lost.
BODY 1-WHAT ARE INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS?
* 1957 Gradual Civilization Act was established by 5th parliament by the province of Canada to assimilate Indians
80 schools were established within Canada
Adapt them to the English...
...1880s, the residential school system was established by the government of Canada (Miller 2011). From then on, First Nations children were forced to attend these Catholic schools instituted based on European standards and regulations. Injustice went on for almost another century, in which many First Nation cultures were diminished and obliterated. Steven Harper may have apologized to the First Nations for the rest of the Canadians, but the damage is already done (Dorrell 2009). The Residential School System extinguished the hopes of Canadian First Nations in maintaining their own cultures. In this article we will use St. Mary’s, a residential school located in Mission, BC, as a case study to investigate the severity of the impact the RSS had on First Nations cultures.
Language is the mean of communication of a society and a significant factor in cultural and social development. It is also the distinct identifier of a specific culture. By analyzing the complex systems of the languages of different cultures, sociolinguists can relate the languages’ properties to aspects of the culture. Language is also tightly intertwined with the culture of a civilization: the Chinese and Japanese consider calligraphy—the act of writing in an unique but artistic way with ink brushes—a major art along with music, painting, and the chess game of Go; the Medieval Romans were inefficient and limited in their mathematics due to their numeral...
...Better Late Than Never
The residential school system of Canada are network of residential school for Aboriginal peoples of Canada funded by the Canadian government's Department of Indian Affairs, and administered by Christian churches. In the early twentieth century, young natives were removed from their families, and deprived of their ancestral languages, exposed physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their teachers and other students. In this essay, I will discuss about how those young natives affected by residential school system in their future life and what have government or organization done to help them out.
There are two opposite parties commenting on residential school system. The child welfare agencies insisted they were acting in the children’s best interest – simply moving them into better environment than they were getting in their native parents’ home. However, Manitoba family court Judge Edwin Kimelman claims that the action of taking kids away like this was totally unacceptable (Michael 445).
As we can see, residential schools have had lasting effects on aboriginal communities. We can conclude that as a removal of next generation.
The documentary “Unrepentant – Canada’s Genocide” is a documentary which contains first-hand testimonies from residential school survivors. Kevin Annett – director of this documentary faced firing and the loss of his family, reputation as a result of his efforts...
The Indian caste system, known as Varnas, is a centuries old system of social stratification. It is a strict hierarchal system that determines a person’s occupation for them. It also determines what they can wear, who they can talk to, who they can marry. Those on the top of the pyramid have all the wealth, power, and prestige, while those on the bottom are treated no better than the trash that is thrown away. It consists of four Varna’s: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras. There is also a class outside the Varna’s historically called the untouchable’s. The caste system is an ancient cultural tradition that is so deep-rooted in the India cultural, and backed by historical and religious text. After the conquering Aryans established themselves as the ruling class, they adapted a caste system that would keep the Aryan’s in positions that would bring them wealth and prestige, and keep those they conquered subordinate to them. To strengthen their power, the Aryans were able to enforce their strict social rules through religious texts and the Hindu ideals of Varnas and Karma. It has been exploited and altered throughout the centuries by invaders, conquerors, and colonizers to prevent unification for their own benefit. Some may argue that the British created the modern caste system to benefit themselves, however, If anything, the British tried...
...The Indian caste system describes the system of social stratification and social restrictions in India in which social classes are defined by thousands of endogamous hereditary groups, often termed jātis or castes. Within a jāti, there exist exogamous groups known as gotras, the lineage or clan of an individual. In a handful of sub-castes such as Shakadvipi, endogamy within a gotra is permitted and alternative mechanisms of restricting endogamy are used (e.g. banning endogamy within a surname).
The Indian caste system involves four castes and outcasted social groups. Although generally identified with Hinduism, the caste system was also observed among followers of other religions in the Indian subcontinent, including some groups of Muslims and Christians. Caste barriers have mostly broken down in large cities, though they persist in rural areas of the country, where 72% of India's population resides.
None of the Hindu scriptures endorses caste-based discrimination, and the Indian Constitution has outlawed caste-based discrimination, in keeping with the secular, democratic principles that founded the nation. Nevertheless, the caste system, in various forms, continues to survive in modern India because of a combination of political factors and social perceptions and behavior.
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