Are You Suffering From 21st Century Syndrome?

Nov 9, 2017 · 3 min read

Operating a business is complicated enough in this modern age. From a HR and record-keeping viewpoint, tasks become more complex nearly on a daily basis with changes in tax laws, hiring laws, company policies, expanding workforces, and much more. With everything that must be done, and done with precision, isn’t it time you investigate a way to take this tremendous task and streamline it?

The poor cannot be stereotyped in this way any more than the rich can, but elitism produces exactly this kind of ignorant blanketing of ill-defined concepts. Teresa’s attempts to define the sort of foreigners she would like to see visiting UK shores (and staying) are laughable inside extreme. It is impossible to generalise in such broad terms. To say that graduates and businessmen make better citizens than everyone else is to forget that graduates and businessmen can fail too, while the vast majority of the so-called lower classes are honest, hard-working individuals who contribute to the wealth of the nation every bit as much as (and very often more than) the rest. Let me remind Teresa who’s was exactly the people she terms as “wealth creators” who created the biggest recession known to man leaving every nation inside world worse off and half the globe facing bankruptcy. This sort of wealth creation we are able to do without!

In 1492, the Europeans kicked out the African Moors from Europe, driving them back into Africa. For more than 700 years, the Moors had brought into Europe an immense amount of knowledge from Africa, including science, math, art, literature, languages, etc. Most of today’s history books as interpreted by Westerners prefer to identify the Moors only as Arabs. Please note that this is similar to identifying the founders of Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Rock & Roll, R&B, and even Country music only as Americans.

Early fashion belonged on the elite, who tried to preserve their social superiority with ‘sumptuary laws’ forbidding tradesmen and yeomen from wearing expensive and lavishly embroidered fabrics. But the French code of dressing, based on a fixed social hierarchy and courtly etiquette, was overturned from the Revolution of 1789. Elaborate wigs and powdered hair were abandoned, men’s clothes were no longer embellished with embroidery and lace, and women adopted the simple Empire gown. Style became a mark of individual freedom, adopted for its own sake. No longer the preserve of the aristocracy, it soon became associated with the avant-garde, Romantic writers and artists, political activists and dandies.

People often wonder why there is such a fuss about Meissen china — it is the manufacture and decoration that makes it stand out. Clay is very difficult to work with and collectors really appreciate the skill of the maker and decorator. What collectors often don’t appreciate may be the conditions under which the porcelain was made. Workmen were kept as virtual prisoners and weren’t permitted to stray outside the ancient castle walls which surrounded the factory. They were paid very low wages and many workers just though of excape and they plotted to take valuable secrets with them. Some managed to get out and helped to establish rival factories across Germany. Meissen was captured by invading Prussians throughout the Seven Years’ War (1756–63) and they lost almost everything. Check the best Pendant Lamps


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