Written by Candas Emcioglu

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What is being criticized is notrepparttar desire to have a healthy work environment, but Weyco’s exploitation ofrepparttar 132218 word “healthy”. If companies are that concerned about providing a healthy environment to their employees, then, they should showrepparttar 132219 same sensitivity that they have for tobacco usage to other health related factors such as office ergonomics, food quality at company cafeterias, or alcohol consumption. The controversy is about how muchrepparttar 132220 companies should be allowed to interfere in our private lives outsiderepparttar 132221 work environment. Should they be allowed to dictaterepparttar 132222 terms of our lifestyles? Should they be allowed to terminate our employment, if we refuse to comply with these obligations, as Weyco has done with those who have refused to takerepparttar 132223 tobacco test? Shouldrepparttar 132224 movie “Gattaca” be considered as a precursor torepparttar 132225 future?

Candas Emcioglu Istanbul, TURKEY

Take a look around; do you think things are balanced in our world?

Written by Jesse S. Somer

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Now let us look at one ofrepparttar hardest situations to perceive as being balanced:repparttar 132216 tragedy. Let's say someone you know and love dearly dies suddenly in a car accident. I am very sorry to imagine this scenario but we have to be aware that driving is one ofrepparttar 132217 most dangerous pastimes in contemporary society. First of all there isrepparttar 132218 grief and suffering that comes withrepparttar 132219 loss of this intimate connection inrepparttar 132220 physical world. However,repparttar 132221 experience can also be looked at in a positive light for many reasons. We learn so much about life and ourselves from tragedy. We learn about how much we truly loved that person when we look back in retrospect at allrepparttar 132222 good times you had together. We become stronger individuals afterrepparttar 132223 period of suffering passes so that if another crisis presents itself on our path we might just berepparttar 132224 only one who can act in that intense moment. We also learn one ofrepparttar 132225 most important rules in our reality here inrepparttar 132226 Universe, that everything (including ourselves) is temporary.

The Universe will always exist, but all within it is in constant flux. This is another paradox of balance that rings true: temporary existence within permanent existence. If you look at anything long enough you will see that there are always multiple ways of perceiving it. However, once you've judged or assessed that item or concept, you will find thatrepparttar 132227 opposite belief or perspective can also be seen as true. Most probably someone will point it out to you whether you like it or not.

Let's take this article itself as example. I might see it as something very relevant and important. I might believe that it is a good representation of my views on reality and be happy that I have been givenrepparttar 132228 opportunity to share them with whichever of my fellow beings wishes to read my ideas. However, someone else may perceive this article as a total waist of time, a blast of hot air from some nobody who believes that they know something. The funny thing is that that person may also berepparttar 132229 voice of my own shadow-side that lives within. That is what I mean about balance: it is everywhere.

Jesse S. Somer M6.Net Jesse S. Somer is one soul within the great human family proving that the Internet can give us all a voice.

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