24 Stories: of Hope for Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire

Last year, on the 14th of June a fire started in a building called Grenfell Tower, which spread and ended up charring the building and killing more than seventy people. The building is situated in London and a new book places the spotlight on the tragedy, with a compilation of stories from writers such as Mike Gayle, Irvine Welsh, Christopher Brrokmyre, Meera Syal, Nina Stibbe and Murray Lachlan Young.

People who collided with the event were left homeless and with bad memories but they were supplied aid – in fact, heaps of food and clothes stockpiled spaces like town halls for the calamity. The stories in the book mostly are cheery not tragic and that makes the book a very strange tribute to the incident in London. Nevertheless, what the book does really well is underline this idea that the calamity can also affect the victims in a mental capacity and also makes the survivors of it have faith upon society.

The surviving victims are stuck in an almost uncaring world. So, when a book comes in and makes it difficult for the Grenfell Tower incident to be forgotten, it also appears that when others experience hardship society isn’t entirely thoughtless.


Bad Choices and Friendship

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When a friend makes a choice which makes you unhappy, then what happens to the friendship?

A friend must always be an understanding person. But what happens when your friend makes a decision in life which does not make you happy? Does it then test how understanding your friend can be with you?

A moment like that is definitely tricky because there is a clash between characters: let’s say, a female friend has gotten intimate with a man that you do not like the sound of but she firmly thinks that he might be the one for her – in a situation like that, what I would do is bluntly express to my friend that I would like to hear as less about this man as I possibly could without obviously hurting my friend’s feelings; I think that it would be the best that I could do because I really don’t like this man but my friend shares such an important relationship with him and my friend is important to me.

In a friendship, what is required is respecting and admiring each other for who they are and what they are like. Also, if this person really is your friend, there is no reason for them to change their mind over being an understanding person with you only because you do not like something they have done – you have full right to be unhappy sometimes with what they do because there is a perfectly good reason for it. If a misunderstanding does form, then one must take the responsibility to clear it in the very earliest for the friendship to remain solid for forever.

Corrupted Leaders

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Corruption is a problem in this world that never seems to get solved

In the contemporary age, political leadership around the world seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Countless politicians, such as Slobodan Milosevic, Petro Poroshenko,Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and David Cameron demonstrate corruption in power and their sole purpose of ruling a country seems to be squeezing money out of their nations for their own personal gains. It is leadership like this which holds a nation (and its people) back from advancement and yet, despite the wrongdoings whilst in power, leadership of this type never seems to just go away completely from the face of this world.

It seems that if a nation is fortunate or if people of that country can for a change manage to mobilize a positive shift of power, then the best that can be settled for is perhaps only a period of improvement for the country’s status in wealth before corruption poses as if it could just rear its ugly head nationally once again. When a corrupted politician is in government, they have this power which they can exercise to change things around the nation but their motives really cannot be trusted because this politician is just too shady to do so.

In my outlook, what power at the hands of a person like that might do is tarnish the country’s image, its values and its history because it is all at risk of getting influenced by a shady character. A character like that is not supposed to dictate any of that. Also, if let’s say, a nation’s culture supports a corrupted politician to get to or remain in power, then that culture which is a very faulty culture because it only exists to ruin a nation, really needs to be cleaned well and turned good for the benefit of the country. Clearly, in spite of all the development around the world, funnily enough, what is still desperately required is for corruption in power to get more effectively tackled than so far and when something like that is really going to happen is a puzzle that will probably stand the test of time.

The Clash with National Identity

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What to do when somebody you know really well is confused over their national identity

When a person’s identity becomes a thing of confusion to you because of their conflicting words, then you immediately lose all respect for them. An example of this scenario would be: let’s say, people are talking at length with you about the country they are from and how great it is there but as you keep listening to them you begin to quietly realize that they are not familiar with the ways of the country they claim to be from because that place is one of your favorite holiday destinations in the world. When a person’s core values rather obviously clash with their country’s core values then it begs this question: can that person typically be from that country? The answer to that should be no; they should typically be from a country whose values match theirs and they should really be upfront about that.

Why not actually say that you do not feel at home where you were born because life can be fraught with challenges. But it’s hard to expect chances of that happening when you know them but they just open their mouth and begin to lie. It is probably to hide the conflict with identity they experience because of possible reasons such as embarrassment, humiliation and so on. It is so hard to trust people like that the next time that they open their mouth about the experiences they regularly have in their country. The best that one can do in moments like that is just listen attentively, be assertive over your experiences with the country yourself (if you don’t, then just read and prep yourself for next time!) with a smile plastered across your face and also nod to show that you are indeed happy to have this conversation with them because you know them so well.

The Irritating Qualities Of A Bad Parent

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How to figure out if you have a bad parent

One of the worst possible family environments an individual can have is when either one of their parents, or both, are really bad parents. Just imagine the humiliation that a person has to suffer in front of their friends or all the people in life they are acquainted with, when they have obnoxious parents to present. There is not a lot that a person can do in such circumstances when their parents fail miserably at parenting, except be brave enough to constantly assert themselves and their outlooks. If you have a parent who displays any of these following qualities in their character, then chances are that you are a person with a bad parent:

  • Your parent interrupts you when you are talking
  • Your parent is always in a bad mood in front of you (and your friends) and just never cares over it, even when you point it out
  • Your parent must interfere in your life to inspect every life choice that you make, only because they know so many parents whose children grew up and turned into rotten people
  • Your parent must always argue that they are right over the most unimportant of topics, such as toys and cheese, even though they barely finished middle school and you hold a top job
  • Your parent constantly creates a gloomy atmosphere at home because they just cannot handle this or that problem but they have still land themselves into such a type of problem
  • Your parent is clingy
  • Your parent thinks they really get you

Learning Should Be Fun

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Why learning should always be perceived as something that is worthy of attention

When you are growing up, you might find that there are far more interesting things to do daily rather than work hard and learn, for example: watching your favorite television channel, Disney XD, all day long. But would something like that make you feel good or feel guilty?

As a child, deep down inside, you know very well that you are not supposed to watch cartoons all day long and should really be switching the television off to study. However, the temptation to sit and watch Disney XD might just be too much to care enough to do it and so, feeling guilty is what the experience would really entail if you are honest with yourself there and it is where finding something that interests you just as much about school (such as dance lessons or basketball lessons) comes in, in order for you to avoid that feeling and always be happy. And when it comes to taking this initiative to make learning stand as an attractive goal to undertake, the push to take that initiative should never only be left on the shoulder of kids.

Only with a good education can a child read and write, and that sends them out in the world better prepared and with working brains. So, the experience of waking up every morning and running to catch the school bus should be an experience to look forward to for every child that has it. When they are in school, children should be able to feel that there are possibilities in store to make friends, get encouraged to do well and to participate in activities which will help them in the long run but also are activities that they genuinely find interesting. School should never in any way be an atmosphere of negativity, with bullies, bad grades and bad cafeteria food because an atmosphere that rotten not only alienates children from learning but also a type of laborious activity in this world which they really love to do.

Why The Idea Chores Of Isn’t Always Inviting

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Chores come across as this very boring type of task, which almost always makes you want to choose not to pursue it at all

The idea of having to do chores all day, at least to me, sounds like a day that is out on the ruin. Seriously, what can be so interesting about cleaning the table and the nooks and crannies of my wardrobe? Drinking copious amounts of lemonade in the heat sounds so much more inviting. Although, you are taught to do chores at a very young age, it does not mean that chores immediately look like something very interesting to do.

Chores are actually necessary for an individual to carry out in order to properly upkeep their room (and their home) and the sooner you can manage to realize that in the midst of having to deal with how laborious of an activity chores sounds like, the better it is for you and your lifestyle. Chores such as doing the dishes, the laundry and tidying up sound the absolute worst, unlike cooking, which out of all chores is probably my favorite because I am such a foodie; ideas that could really help deal with the thought of an entire day of chores are as follows: good music, daydreaming, memories of fun times with friends and thinking about the state of the world.