Appendix 1 A student’s speech: “The reflection of our souls”
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Appendix 1A student’s speech: “The reflection of our souls”
Once upon a time there lived an old wizard; he fathomed all the secrets and mysteries of the world, but one: the man. So he decided to create the ideal looking glass that would mirror the whole truth about the human nature. And one day it just happened: he created the money.
This story seems to be a fairy tale, and it is so. But as each tale it also contains a little bit of truth. Money is like a looking glass which shows our sickness. I decided to call this sickness “Midas syndrome”. Why? Just listen carefully.
I believe all of you know the story about mythological king Midas, who changed everything into gold only by touching it. At the beginning there is a strong belief that money can make our dreams come true. That thanks to it we can achieve our aims. Midas needed the money in order to become a powerful ruler. In present times we strive for a good social position, a comfortable, stabilized level of life and we believe that money is the only way to achieve it – the best way.
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