These days so many things are happening and running on
TV, like the closing of Malév, the Hungarian airlines, or the elections in
America. All of them are so important, because every step of humanity have
consequences, and if we do something, it not only affects our own life, but it
does influence others, too.
It is better to
say it in the very beginning that as a sixteen-year-old girl I do not have any
political views or interests, before we would start about the current political
situations. In my opinion, because of this, I would rather start with something
that I have more interest in, which is more normal to talk about for somebody
around my age.
Back to the current events, let’s talk about a more
neutral topic, like sports. This year the Olympics will be held again, in
London. This is the third time it is organized there, and the 30th Olympics at
all. It is going to be held between 27th July and 12th August, followed by the
Paralympics, from 29th August to 9th September.
It is a very
important event in history, as it is held every fourth year in different
countries and it involves a lot of people from different countries. In my
opinion, involving so many nations symbolizes a kind of peace between them, as
they are racing each other friendly, and those who do not play a fair game,
each group fires, even if he or she is their best competitor. Whoever takes any
drug or tries to dope, automatically excludes themselves. This year 32 kinds of
sport and 302 competitions will be held. 205 nations attend with 10 500
competitors. In my opinion, this is a very good thing to hear, because at least
in sports we can join each other.
are also important, though less people watch it on TV. Basically, Paralympics
are held for the disabled all around the globe, who do sports. It all began in
1984, when professor Dr Ludwig Gottmann, who was working with soldiers who came
back from war with spine injuries organized an archery competition for the
injured people. It was a great experience for the competitors and the beginning
of the development of parasports. The doctors working in the same hospital soon
recognized how much the sport means to the people they cure daily, and how
effectively sports help them with making the recovery progress faster. Due to
the combination of sport and medical help in a rehabilitation program the
war-damaged men could keep their physical and mental conditions fit, and helped
them overcoming their bad experiences.
Also, this year
the Africa Cup of Nations is held, too, which is a football championship.
To talk a
little about art: there are many things going on this week, too. Just for an
example, three paintings were sold from Elizabeth Taylor’s personal art
collection for more than 14 million pounds at an auction in London, or here is
the very well-known Oscar award. The 2012 shortlist of the candidates is
already available on the Internet. I don’t know who is on that list or who is
not, because I’m not really interested it, and the other hand I hardly had any
time to get informed about that, because I was studying so hard for school and
for this exam, too.
As I see the
things that are going around me, Hungary is going deeper and deeper on the
slope. More and more countries and monetary unions and companies say that our
little country will end up in bankrupt soon. Since I was in the fourth grade I
know that when I finish my high school studies, I would like to go to
university abroad, with a scholarship program I already started to look for.
Last summer I
awarded a scholarship of 10,000 dollars to spend two months in America, in an
international girls’ camp, in New York.
Camp Rising Sun was the greatest experience of my life and thanks to this
leadership program, a lot new opportunities opened for me to see the world with
the eyes of my friends, who came from various countries.
Just let’s take
the shut down of Malév, the Hungarian airline for an example, or the many
demonstrations of social workers, like tram drivers. Also, freshly graduated
doctors go abroad in hope of a better job with shorter work time and higher
payouts. Teachers can’t protest, but they still want to get paid better,
because they can’t fulfill their families’ needs and pay all the bills, I know
from personal experiences.
I try not to
involve myself to politics, but unfortunately I have to adapt to the new laws
in the scholar system, as I am going to be in the first classes which the laws
apply. If I want to work in an other country and somehow I managed to fit into
the governmental supported few places, I have both to work and study so hard to
achieve something. This way I may get a job which pays enough to me to pay my
bills and to pay back the scholarship. If I don’t want to give a Forint to the
government, I will have to work here twice as long as my education was, and I
have to finish this time in twenty years. This is just an idiot law in my
opinion, though I have heard that the new education laws may be against the
European Union’s ones, or something like this. I really hope we will change
back to the old system, but it has hardly any chance to happen.