I think that this is a great econ lesson! Before you buy or do anything you need to ask yourself do i need it or do i want it ? I do think that in our country that this is a problem. Many people are getting in trouble by spending money that they do not have. AKA credit!! I think that if everyone asked themselves if they really need that big truck or if they can settle for a car that will save them money on gas and i think that it would make our carbon footprint go down. I also think that this is a good thing to think about when it comes to other things such as going places all the time. I am not saying stay at home but maybe we can car pool with other people. So i do think that we should always consider the question is it a want or a need ?
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After consider the question, do I need it, I came to the conclusion that sometimes I DO need it, and other times I do not. Most of the time I want clothes because it is new, but it is not like I really need to get it. I could be saving gas and other such things instead of wasting it to get something that I WANT. On the rare occasion of when I actually need something, it is only for like one thing like eggs or milk. I have not really thought about this until now, and I believe that if majority of the world would think about it, they would also realize that they only go to the store because they want something. I will now start shopping wiser and considering what I need and only getting those things while traveling less.
I agree with what you are saying if we do not need a certain item we should not buy it? I am from a small town in South Carolina where we do not have a mall, but many use their gas to travel to neighboring cities to get certain items. This in turn makes our footprint go up. For my town we need to stop trying to travel so much to other towns for needs and services. I personally do not go shopping for clothes as much as people I know, but I do travel a lot as a child of divorced parents. So maybe it is not the shopping as much as the traveling to get to the places to shop. If people only went out once or twice a month to do all of their shopping we would save gas, which would help to reduce the footprint that our society emits everyday.
Breaking gender barriers in Carnatic music
I found an interesting article that takes a look at the women musicians who contributed to the male dominated world of Carnatic Music.
In fact, there have been many women musicians of the past like Bangalore Tayi, Madras Lalithangi, Salem Meenakshi, Vainikas Dhanammal, Madurai Shanmugavadivu, violinist Madurai Akkammal, flautist Valadi Rukmini Papa, gottuvadyam Mannargudi Savithri Ammal, mridangist Tanjore Kamakshi Bai, magasvaram M S Ponnuthai and composers Tallapakka Thimmakka who have contributed greatly to the field of Carnatic music.
This recording of Bangalore Tayi goes back to the 1930’s
Introduction to carnatic music and rhytms
A preview of what a Carnatic Music concert offers is here in this 33 mins video.
“India’s classical music has long been a source of fascination to the west but, for many, it is undiscovered territory. Indian classical music is quite different from Western music. The structure of Carnatic music – the classicall music of Southern India – is also distinct from that of the north of the country. Instead of the expression and feeling favoured by the northern, Hindustani style, Carnatic music places the emphasis on structure and improvisation and, although its melodic refinements are based, like all Indian music, on the notes of a given raga, it is also based on highly-developed rhythmical patterns known as tala.
Neyveli B. Venkatesh illustrated his presentation on the mridangam (drum), with the singer Sanjay Subrahmanyan and the violonist S.Varadarajan.”
The Kid Should See This. There’s just so much science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them…But we don’t underestimate kids around here.