Literally Littered with Illiteracy

Written by Stephen Brennan

There’s some ‘alliteration’ for you! My great concern though, isrepparttar fact that there are too many today who wouldn’t understandrepparttar 107995 title or knowrepparttar 107996 meaning of ‘alliteration’ (a repetition of words beginning withrepparttar 107997 same letter – as in Peter Piper picked a peck......). You might ask, "What has this to do with Internet Home Based Business?". I'll get to that.

I’m a member of a number of forums and in each, at some point, and often on a number of occasions, there is long discussion regardingrepparttar 107998 standard of literacy among graduates these days (or overrepparttar 107999 last twenty years or so). It's perfectly obvious in every forum that many people don’t have evenrepparttar 108000 most basic skills when it comes to grammar and spelling.

Perusing as many websites as I do on a daily basis, as do all those who make their livings through home based business, I sometimes find myself despairing for some of those who have recently been throughrepparttar 108001 so called ‘educational institutions’ that pass as schools in western countries. I am Australian, I have spoken with many inrepparttar 108002 U.S., Britain and Canada and it would seem thatrepparttar 108003 problem isn’t only relevant to any one country or area.

Even when I worked inrepparttar 108004 ‘real’ world, I had occasion to hire graduates who, of course, needed to fill out an application. I still have a couple of extraordinary examples of ‘education failing miserably’.

I posed earlier, "What does this have to do with Internet Home Based Business?". When you consider thatrepparttar 108005 level of literacy required to put together a reasonable quality website, fill it with passable content and promote it to search engines andrepparttar 108006 Internet population in general, is beyondrepparttar 108007 average High School graduate's writing (spelling and grammar) cabilities, this is indeed a huge concern. Of course, you not only have to be able to write but also have to be able to read and understand others.

Where will we find ourselves in ten or fifteen years if something is not done now to remedy this long-standing problem. Time and again throughoutrepparttar 108008 years I have heard people complain aboutrepparttar 108009 quality of grammar and/or spelling of our graduates, let alonerepparttar 108010 ability to create and write a good article, some reasonable website content or a passable essay.

Don't Let the Internet Overstimulate Your Mind

Written by Jesse S. Somer

The Internet is an awesome tool, but be careful and aware thatrepparttar cloud of over stimulation doesn’t invade your mind.

It seems we have to become aware of a new problem that is starting to invade our modern, industrial society, that beingrepparttar 107994 problem of over stimulation. The Internet is an excellent tool but we have to remember thatrepparttar 107995 mind isrepparttar 107996 most valuable tool imaginable. Some would argue that spirit or soul is of equal or more importance, I am not disagreeing with these people. The point that I am attempting to put forward for discussion is that althoughrepparttar 107997 Internet is an excellent new medium that can affect nearly all aspects of life in a positive way, like all things in existence it too has a shadow side. Over stimulation ofrepparttar 107998 mind is a huge cloud inrepparttar 107999 blue sky of consciousness.

Have you ever sat at your desk searching throughrepparttar 108000 Web for News information, then checking your emails with their accompanying attachments and links, and then doing general searches for random information? If you receive newsletters, or subscribe to blogs, you read these daily as well. The human mind is powerful, and scientists say that we only use an average of 10 % of it, but doesn’t that entail that we should be careful not to overload its present information processing capabilities?

I’ve read that in one New York Times newspaper there is more information to digest than one would have had to process in a whole lifetime ofrepparttar 108001 Shakespearean era. Withrepparttar 108002 advent ofrepparttar 108003 Internet we have more access to knowledge and opinion than ever previously. We have to be cautious my friends. I personally have had to come torepparttar 108004 realization that my spiritual, mental, physical and emotional health is of more importance than all other things in life. If I work too hard, or try to read too much, my mind starts to weigh down with allrepparttar 108005 thoughts that are produced with each and every tidbit of communication that I take in. After a while I sometimes feel like there is a giant cloud inside my mind and I no longer feel confident to dorepparttar 108006 daily activities that are required of me as a committed team player of our society.

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