You'll never feel intimidated and awkward about the
customs and etiquette of another country again. With the insights provided
in this CULTURE SHOCK! Guide, you'll learn to see beyond the stereotypes and
misinformation that often precede a visit to a foreign land. Whether you
plan to stay for a week or for a year, you'll benefit from such topics as
understanding the rules of driving and monetary systems, religious practices
and making friends.
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the time you recognize your father, he is a social relative. He may be close
or distant, reserved or boisterous, a pal or a disciplinarian. You evaluate,
and maybe judge, him originally when you are a very inexperienced child.
However, the first years of your relationship with him do not completely
consciously register in your mind. Eventually, if you are blessed, you begin
to put it together. Your father is the man who gave you half of your being,
your existence, your life. He, or some surrogate, gave you some more of
his/her own life through support, care, instruction, advice, and affection.
You can work hard to repay your father or a surrogate for services rendered
since you were conceived; but, you cannot live long enough to repay your
father for the gift of life – and repayment doesn’t matter to him – he loves
you anyway, because you are OF him. If you are really blessed, you worked
and rested with your father, You made each other laugh and, more
importantly, smile. After he passes away, you learn about him at an
accelerating rate. The story about your mother is much the same. Each of us
has only one mother; and, each of us has only one father.
Sacramentals are religious objects and memorabilia which are used as
reminders of our Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier, and those who followed the Will
of God and propagated the faith to encourage others to do so. We do not worship
the objects or what they represent except God Himself who is above and apart
from created objects and items crafted by mankind; but rather, we have them as
we have pictures of, and gifts from, our family, friends, and loved ones.
The more you know, the less
We hear that knowledge is Power; and, Time is Money.
So, Let K = Knowledge, P = Power, T = Time, M = Money, and W = Work.
Then, since Knowledge is Power, K = P
And, since Time is Money, T = M
In Physics, Power is defined as Work divided by Time.
So, P = W/T
Substituting Knowledge for Power, K = W/T
Substituting Money for Time, K = W/M
Rearranging, M = W/K
Therefore, for the same Work, Money is maximized by minimizing Knowledge;
and, Money is minimized by maximizing Knowledge!