Water, Water Everywhere

In response to Daily Post’s writing post Water

Water. The resource many of us take for granted. Most of us have been long advised about the medical benefits of drinking water. But water affects us in many ways you would never think of. Have you ever wondered why more humans like shiny objects better than dull objects? Well, it is for our love of water. The shiny luster of the object reminds us of our desire for water. It is a primitive instinct. This is why we value shininess over dullness. The shinier the better. Scientists have even done tests on it. Both adults and children reported the same. Both groups were given a picture. One had a matte finish and the other had a glossy finish. The results were clear. Glossiness appeals to us. The glossiness was not related to money or wealth, but water. Do you now agree that water plays a big role in our lives? Even our brain is made up of 70% of water. But in some places of the world, people can’t get this resource. Their thirst is never quenched. Right now, women and young girls in Africa and Asia are wasting their time, walking miles, just to get to the closest water source. They spend up to 125 million hours (daily) walking an average of 3.7 miles and the water they get might not even be clean. According to water.org, a child dies every 90 seconds from a water-related disease. In the time a woman spends walking and carrying water across vast miles, they could be educated. Education is another thing take for granted. Education would enable them to get jobs, increasing the workforce. They will be able to support their family and make economic choices. This in turn, would help the economy. So, did you ever think water was related to money?

Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day What’s the Difference?

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“The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.”

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Memorial Day became a holiday in the year of 1971 by Congress, after World War 1. It was originally called Decoration Day and it honors those who have died for us. Why decoration? Decoration Day was supposed to be a time when the United States decorated the graves of the dead veterans. Veterans day became a holiday on November 11 in 1938. Veterans Day used to be called Armistice Day. After World War II and the Korean War, it was changed to Veterans day, which honors the American veterans who risked their lives for our safety.

Happy Memorial Day!