The British Empire is arguably the most important and influential empire to ever exist. Their extreme power and many colonies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries made it immortalized in history. The sheer size of the British Empire was something special in itself. As the article in the research states, "By 1921, the British Empire ruled a population of between 470 and 570 million people, approximately one-quarter of the world 's population. It also covered about 14.3 million square miles, about a quarter of the Earth 's total land area" (N.W.E, p. 1).
“The ballad of Pemi Tshewang Tashi- a wind borne feather”, the English translated by Karma Ura is one of most popular lo-zey of Bhutan. This ballad itself can be considered as one of the national identity of Bhutan. Though the entire ballad is revolving around Chamberlain Pemi Tshewang Tashi, it gives the overall view or situation of Bhutan at that period. This essay will argue whether the national identity of Bhutan had changed over time or not from that period as mention in the Ballad. In the ballad, there is clear picture of political situation and government system of Bhutan of that period which is quite different from the present government system.
Gross National Happiness and Socio-Economic Development. Gross National Happiness philosophy is directly related to the country’s development in Bhutan. It is at times challenging to discuss Gross National Happiness within the framework of politics, policy-making and our daily lives as one may choose to see it as philosophy and not a practically applicable. However, there are strong scientific data that supports Gross National Happiness toward political consideration and debate for some policy-making. Semantically, Gross National Happiness (GNH hereafter) is a concept that is related to qualitative happiness.
As our country’s development philosophy based on the ides of Gross National Happiness also highlights the need to include the cultural needs of responsibility and interdependence among others. Considering the relevance of traditional values in addressing to individual and global issue, it is now more important to preserve our unique culture. Otherwise, uncontrolled modernization may destroy the culture that has enabled the Bhutanese society to live in harmony with each other and with the natural
Mindfulness: A Path to Happiness The aim of positive psychology is not simply to treat mental illness in individuals and communities but to allow them to thrive (International Positive Psychology Association, 2009 cited in Compton & Hoffman, 2012). One way in which positive psychology has cultivated happiness in individuals and communities is through mindfulness. “Mindfulness is paying attention to ones ongoing experience in a way that allows openness and flexibility. It is being fully present and aware during our daily activities” (Compton & Hoffman, 2012). There are two different types of mindfulness which have been used to improve well-being these are Ellen Langer’s approach and the buddhist approach.
It is one of the world’s biggest falls, which is around 170 feet tall, and is located in the west bank of the Niagara falls (Niagara 1). Year 5 students can see panoramic views by visiting the Niagara Fall, and we can learn a lot more about the city’s landscape and can fulfill our understanding of Toronto. All these reasons should make it really clear that Toronto has a lot of impressive attractions and that it is the best place to go for study tour. Toronto has a lot of fantastic entertainment, such as the city’s most famous sports – hockey (Rowe 38). Canada’s most popular sport is hockey and even children enjoy the sport.
Even Disney acknowledged that Feng Shui is an important Chinese culture. Feng Shui has helped a lot of people to live prosperous lives. It is believed to have healing purposes, guidance to business and success, and elements that bring peaceful atmosphere to homes. For Feng Shui enthusiasts, the placement of physical objects is believed to channel nonphysical energies that have effect on balance and harmony.
Many tourists across the country visit Bhutan because of its unique culture and identity. They prefer visiting Bhutan and learn how to dress into the national dress that is Gho and Kira. They admire our unique mask dance and they love to learn Dzongkha language. The irony is that our Bhutanese citizens mainly the youths are drawn towards western culture and their level of respecting or appreciating own Bhutanese culture is declining. Westernization comes from modernization.
A feeling of unity which goes past experience, nationality, convictions, dialect. Contemplation turns into an effective connector. It associate an individual with the genuine self and with the profound importance of life. 2. Develop one's character Contemplation has the ability to change individuals in a delicate and regular way.
(Schiffman&Kanuk, 2007). Reducing the risks to human security would thus improve development of countries. Let us take a look at Bhutan, which is ranked among the most livable places on Earth. It is the perfect example to illustrate that once the risks of human security are dealt with a country will progressively develop. Bhutan has a fascinating way of tracking their development; they use Gross National Happiness (GNP) index as opposed to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).