Opinion is Relative, Not Absolute

If we want to learn, we need to ask. As a student, a worker or a parent, we require taking opinion from others. We can’t live our life without taking necessary advice from fellow human beings. These advices are so important that they play a pivotal role for all our major and minor life decisions.

But we also understand that “opinion is relative, not absolute”. Take a one dollar coin. You look it from one side and ask your friend to look from other. If you see a Tail, your friend sees a Head. If it is day for me in US, it is night for my friends and relatives in India.

If we want to choose a university, buy a car, want to get married, want to know which departmental store is good, want to know about a political leader, want to know if the career you like to choose is good or not, for everything – we have “opinions”.

Many times, we might not be mature enough to take decisions on our own due to our lack of knowledge and life experience. Why make a mistake when someone has already walked through the path of success and failure, and can give us right guidance and direction? In this scenario, we ponder over what is told to us and make a decision accordingly.

Suppose you want to buy a motor vehicle. So you decide to ask your friend on this. If this friend don’t have car, but have a motorcycle, then the advice he might give is “Hey don’t buy car since you need to pay insurance, pay gas and other expenses. So better buy a motorcycle.” You tell this to your friend that you are going to buy a motorcycle, you might get this opinion “What you are telling dude. Why buying a motorcycle. It will be very difficult to travel long distance with a motorcycle. Try to get a car.”

Now you decided that you are going to spend some dollar’s extra and buy a car and thus comes the part of selecting a car. Ask your friend who owns a BMW, and your will get the advice that “You buy BMW since it is the best”. A friend who owns a Honda Accord will give you the advice “Buy Honda Accord since it is the best”. Try Japanese cars. Try American cars.

And the list goes on and on and on….

We should take genuine advice, and value the advice we get. We cant live without advices from our fellow beings. But we also remember that the opinion is relative and not absolute.

We should understand that opinion is something which is relative and not absolute. The educational, religious, or environmental factor’s all decide the opinion a person gives us. A person himself could change his opinion when his so-called above factor’s changes.

For each and everything, we get opinion and all these opinions are actually based on the personal experience of person giving the opinion. We just need to take these opinions as advices and have to use our investigative power to decide what is right and what is wrong.

At the end of the day, we are responsible for our decision. If your car gets break down, you can’t blame the person who suggested you to buy that car. If the apartment we purchased is not good, you can’t blame the person who sold you the apartment.

I believe this is true to religious belief too. Whether you are an Atheist or a person who believes in God, or decide on which religion to be part of ,the consequences of your decision is to be enjoyed or suffered by you and only you and we can’t put the blame on our friends, relatives, and spiritual leaders who contributed to our decision. They just gave us their “opinion”, but it is we who believed it and made it part of our life. Remember, opinion is relative, not absolute.

Since we know that opinion is relative and not absolute, it is very important to take opinion from others just to know what they feel on the topic and not to buy their opinion. We have the capability to think, to investigate, and to read more on the topic, to decide which is right and which is wrong. This capability to think and decide on our own is what exactly which make us human and is something the animals lack.

How to Look for the Best Travel Agency

Everyone needs a good travel agency. As a matter of fact, it has become a great business as more and more people continuously travel. People need assistance whenever they want to go to places and a good travel agent whom you can trust is what everyone wants. They make traveling experience more convenient as they prepare and arrange the things needed by their clients like the airfare ticket, accommodation and itinerary. I myself do not want to go through all that trouble so I would rather have someone do that for me and only the best travel agency can work out on all your travel concerns.

But how does one find the best travel agency? We all know that the best service comes from these travel companies and they could only be regarded as best if they have great support as well as excellent communication skills. They should be able to provide clients satisfaction and explain to them things that they need to know in detail and help them if there is a problem that will arise. You should not forget to check the registration of the company and read some reviews and feedback about its service.

The first thing hat you can do is to search for agents who work in a travel agency. Make sure that they have proper license and they know their job very well. It is sometimes difficult to avoid fraud so it is recommended that you do some researches first. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure purposes, it does not matter because a good travel agent can arrange all these for you.

It is also advisable if you could hear other people’s opinion about travel agencies because they usually speak from their own experience. You may also want to check the names of their clients so that if you know personally somebody from the list, you could ask for more information. The traveler should be attended properly by the travel agent because when he goes to another country, he is representing his own nation thus it is imperative that he selects the best travel agency.

Every person who wishes to go to another country expects to find the best travel agency that can arrange everything that they need. The purpose of having someone do this job is for you to avoid all the hassles of planning things and to make your trip convenient and more memorable. Vacations are supposed to be fun so it is just right to have the best travel agency do this for you.

Be a Traveler, Not a Tourist!

You may ask yourself, what is the difference between a traveler and a tourist? If I travel then I’m a tourist. Well, I’m here to tell you there is a difference. There is more to embarking on an adventure to other country than just sightseeing, buying souvenirs, or sunbathing on a resort. That conventional mindset of traveling only deprives one of a truly exciting and memorable experience. So what is the difference between a traveler and a tourist? Let’s first address, what is a tourist?

A tourist by definition, according to dictionary.com, is a person who travels for pleasure, usually sightseeing and staying in hotels. A traveler, according to my definition, is a person who takes great pleasure in coming in contact with other cultures. A traveler is always seeking and opened to explore some feature of another culture. If that means they have to walk around Granada or Madrid for hours taking in the structures of buildings, trying the local cuisine, or striking up a conversation with a new friend, they will do it. On that note, another trait that sets a part a traveler from a tourist is that they enjoy interacting with the people of another country. They are not afraid to communicate with the locals. Moreover, usually travelers are also foreign language learners due to their appreciation for other cultures. They enjoy preparing themselves for their time abroad because they envision themselves being able to handle themselves within the culture. Furthermore, I would I have to say this is caused by passion for other cultures.

Also, the mindset of a traveler is always to learn and experience what a country has to offer which, as a result, aids in their personal growth. It also adds to their general world knowledge and makes them more knowledgeable and experienced travelers. While abroad a traveler desires to absorb all the positive aspects of a new country and views it not only as a learning experience but all as an adventure. What I mean by an adventure is that they are opened to unexpected events that may occur at any time. They can adjust to unexpected changes, maybe because of meeting new people in their travels or just deciding on a whim to change their plans because they may have discovered something else would be interesting to see or explore. In a nutshell, they are not confined to excursions or their immediate surroundings but journey to a distant land to experience all that it has to offer. With this mindset, you are sure to become a traveler and not the ordinary tourist who just looks at famous sights while taking hundreds of pictures. You’ll be too busy making friends, enjoying a cultural event, possibly speaking the language with natives, sitting on a hill overlooking a city, or dancing with that special someone that crossed your path which, in my opinion, will always leave you with lasting and memorable experiences for years to come.

What Will Start the Electric Car Revolution?

While there is no doubt that electric cars receive more publicity than they ever have before, there is growing concern that the sector may be losing momentum in the short to medium term. As a consequence governments and car manufacturers around the world are now looking at new ideas to kickstart the revolution and attract the attention of consumers across the globe. So what will kickstart the electric car revolution?

Journey capacity

Time and time again the issue of journey capacity is never far from the headlines and when you bear in mind the vast majority of electric vehicles today can do no more than 100 miles per full charge, this concern is justified. However, many motorists seem to forget that on average very few of us will do in excess of 80 miles per day, therefore one charge per day will be more than enough to cover our average journey.

It is perhaps the use of electric vehicles within the business arena and for leisure time, where we will on average travel more than 80 miles per day, which is perhaps foremost in the minds of consumers at the moment.

Increased journey capacity

There is no doubt that great progress has been made with regards to journey capacity for electric vehicles but there is also no doubt that further progress needs to be made. The Nissan Leaf will be updated and re-released in 2013 with an extended journey capacity approaching 140 miles per charge. This has been achieved by using the latest battery technology, improved aerodynamics as well as efficiencies with regards to the electric engine itself.

If we can get towards the 200 miles journey capacity per full charge then we are certainly in a different ballpark and this would open up a whole new market for electric cars. Until we get there the chances are that many consumers will, rightly or wrongly, be concerned about reduced journey capacity and more importantly the lack of electric car charging stations around the world.

Charging stations

Despite the fact that the cost of electric vehicles is significantly greater than that of more traditional vehicles this is perhaps not the major problem in the eyes of consumers. Those who have traditional fuel vehicles will never likely be more than just a few miles away from a garage or petrol station where they can refuel and extend their journey capacity. The same cannot be said with regards to the electric charging station networks available at the moment which are at best few and far between. Will this change?

Finally governments and car manufacturers around the world are now coming together to create a viable investment programme for charging stations around the globe. This will likely see hundreds if not thousands of electric car charging stations introduced over the next few years which will take away one of the headaches which is concerning consumers.

Public relations

Whichever angle you look at the electric car market there is no doubt that the public relations situation has been a disaster for many years now. Indeed the stigma of the earlier electric car market still hangs over the much improved sector like a bad smell. We need investment in public relations, we need good news from the industry and we need to see savings set out in a very simple format so that consumers can understand what they are buying into and what they can expect to save. Until the message is received loud and clear by consumers across the UK and across the world what chance does the industry have?

Conclusion

While the electric car market today is very different to that of 20 years ago or even 10 years ago, there is still much work to be done and indeed changing public opinion will not be easy and it will not be cheap. Governments, car manufacturers and green campaigners have all come together to applaud the potential for eco-friendly travel but for some reason consumers have not yet grasped this potential.

The next couple of years will be vitally important to the electric car market, the next couple of years should see with the worldwide economy improve and funds become available to consumers. It will be interesting to see whether this stabilisation of the worldwide economy will lead to better sales in the electric car market and indeed more interest in general.