How Has Mythology Shaped Society?

From the dawn of time, people from all countries have invented their own deities and myths. These legends were often handed down from one generation to the next, until the invention of the written word. Once the written word was invented, it was far easier for people to keep record of their deities and the many heroes that went on quests, and mythology involved into something far more interesting and personal for all societies. Gods gained their own personalities and agendas, heroes went off on epic quests, and from the mind of the authors, entire worlds were invented. Myth and legend had been tied in to life back in the days of yore, and to this day, it still plays a very important role in society.

The days of the week are in fact named after the Norse gods, each of whom had a day dedicated to them, even though there are not many people today who are aware of it. The creatures that modern society has come to love, such as dragons, werewolves, faeries and even vampires all originated from multiple legends and myths. Mythology has also played a role in politics and even some of the spoken phrases that we use. Many video games and movies owe their back stories to creatures or figures that have come straight out of ancient texts.

Religion even sprang forth from legends. People needed to believe that there was someone, some omnipotent beings, that created the world and everything within it. Therefore, the gods were born. Our modern religions all have very close similarities to the deities invented by ancient cultures. Though it has evolved in the same manner that all thoughts and dreams do, our religions all contain somewhat modern twists on ancient mythology.

We have even named our vehicles, some of our cities, planets, plants, animals and a few bodies of water after mythological creatures or deities. Pets are commonly named after mythological gods, and that trend has also began to affect how we name our children. Even some of our more commonly used words such as “satire” are simply re-spellings of words taken out of mythological texts. Some musicians include mythological references in their song lyrics or titles, and we still teach ancient religion in school. Though most people probably do not realize it, society is actually very heavily influenced by ancient society and the legends that were created and passed down for thousands of years.…

The Importance of Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is one of the most beneficial and crucially medical procedures in the world. This is giving somebody a second chance to look normal or gain their normalcy and in many cases to be more beautiful. People have the choice to get rid of that their birth feature and get a new look. The society has changed and accepted the fact that one can undergo physical makeover.

Millions of people all over the world have discovered these new procedure, most of them have permanent damages to some parts of their bodies. With the realization of this procure; it gives them hope to know that they can get a life changing experience. Physical deformities can affect somebody psychological and even emotionally. Some traditional societies tend to separate those children or adults who have been born with certain abnormalities on their bodies; they become outcasts in a society. It is a similar case in modern societies, which strives for perfection, people with abnormality somehow feel out of place. For such people, the chance to get a new and better look is a life changing opportunity.

They feel confident, reborn and can enjoy life to the fullest. In short, the surgery can work wonders whether you want to get a tummy tuck or undergo a breast argumentation or having a facelift. The cosmetic surgery industry has contributed a lot economically by providing jobs for health practitioners to helping underprovided in poor countries through the provision of free medical treatments. Another importance of the surgery is that provides indirect employment for persons working in pharmaceutical companies around the world.

It is important to consult a surgeon before undertaking any cosmetic surgery. This is because one needs to get professional advice as well as a look at your past medical history to avoid any complications that might arise in the future. This will also make you feel comfortable when undergoing the surgery.

Cosmetic surgery is something that should be thought through carefully. If rushed, complications could occur. You can easily Google “facial surgery” or any type of surgery and find pictures of surgeries gone wrong. Make sure to always consult with your doctor for a lengthy amount of time before jumping in. The doctor should be able to give you brochures, pamphlets, and even references of people who were happy with their surgery. If he’s a great doctor, he’ll even give you names and numbers of those who weren’t so happy with the service, whether it be that they didn’t like the final outcome, or maybe it was just way too expensive for what they received.…

New Government Accounting System In The Philippines (NGAS)

Introduction

Accounting is an effective tool of management in evaluating the performance of the different agencies of government. The performance of the public managers would depend at most, on financial reports generated by the use of accounting systems.

Cognizant of this need, a new accounting system needs to be developed that would help the different agencies to hit on financial targets, and at the same time be understood by all users of financial reports.

With this new development, the Commission on Audit (COA), under the new 1987 Constitution, promulgated the New Government Accounting System in the Philippines (NGAs) for use by all government agencies.

The shift to NGAs was made in response to the following need:

1. Adoption of an accounting system that is in conformity with the International Accounting Standards.

2. Computerization of the accounting systems to generate reports that will be easy to understand by the general public.

3. Preparation of regular and routinary financial reports.

4. The use of the generated financial reports as tools of management in decision making.

Government Accounting – Defined

Under Section 109, of the Presidential Decree (PD) no. 1445, defines Government Accounting as one that encompasses the process of analyzing, classifying, summarizing and communicating all transactions that are involved in the receipt and disbursement of all government funds and properties, and interpreting the results thereof. In pursuant to this definition, objectives were set to cover several areas in government operations.

Objectives of Government Accounting

1. To produce relevant financial information about past and present transactions of government.

2. To serve as basis for decision making for future operations

3. To serve as the control mechanism for the receipt, disposition and utilization of government funds and properties

4. To come up with financial reports pertaining to the results of operations of various government agencies that are for dissemination to the public.

Summation

The need for timely preparation of financial reports in government is necessary to evaluate the performance of the different agencies of government. The result of the reports would indicate the areas that may still need improvement, as well as come up with the budgetary requirements for these agencies if needed.

Public officers are managers of funds, that are entrusted to them by the national government. The financial reports would clearly show if the agencies are achieving what is mandated of them. These reports would also show the extent in the use of agency assets and resources, as well as the need for additional infusion of funds if required

The accounting data would show how the funds of government were used. This would also reveal the inflow and outflow of funds and the need for stiffer fund management and control, if necessary.

On Accounting Responsibility

This fiscal responsibility emanates from the Constitution and its governing laws, rules and promulgation. The mandate as prescribed under the said Constitution of the Philippines calls for the keeping of the general accounts, as well as the promulgation and submission of financial reports that would cover the …