Most people have problems in relating with others because they have refused to study and understand themselves. As human beings, we need to understand ourselves before we can understand others. By doing this, we also help other people to understand us. Self knowledge is an important tool that helps us to develop good and healthy interpersonal relationships. A major way through which we can achieve this is by knowing our temperaments.
Temperament simply means the one’s nature or character. It is one of the factors that make us unique from other human beings. It’s the most powerful influence in a person’s life because it is largely responsible for our actions, reactions, emotional responses and almost everything a person does. This is shown or reflected in the way we behave or react to situations or people.
There are four major categories of temperament which was conceived by Hippocrates more than two thousand years ago. They are; Sanguine, Melancholy, Choleric and Phlegmatic. Each of these temperaments has its own strength and weaknesses and it is possible for a person to have more than one temperament. A person may have a blend of at least two of these temperaments. One good thing about it is that if you know your temperaments, you can maintain the strengths and work on your weaknesses.
It is generally known that assumption is the lowest level of knowledge, we will do ourselves more harm than good if we continue to assume what our temperaments are. It is therefore better for us not to assume who we are but rather we should know who we really are. The earlier we discover ourselves, the better our relationship with others will be.
THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNET
The history of the Internet is complex and involves many aspect. The Internet came to be as a result of the thought of some visionary people in 1960. These people foresee the importance and the great benefits in allowing computers to connect, interact and share information on research and development in scientific and military fields. J.C.R Licklider of MIT was the first to propose a local network of computers in August 1962. He envisioned a globally interconnected set of computers through which everyone could easily and quickly access data and programs from any site. He covinced his successors including MIT researcher, Lawrence G. Roberts of the importance of this networking concept. This is very much like the Internet of today. Leonard Kleinrock at MIT published the first book on packet switching in 1964. Kleinrock convinced Roberts of the possibility of using packets rather than circuit. This was a major step towards the accomplishment of computer networking.
The Internet which was then known as Arpanet was brought on line in 1969 under the renamed Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA connected four major computers at four different universities in the South Western United States together to interact. The four universities are; UCLA, Stanford Research Institute,UCSB and University of UTAH. During the following years, computers were added quickly to the Arpanet and work proceeded on completing a functionally complete hostnto host protocol and other network software..In October,1972, the new network technology (ARPANET) was introduced to the public at the International Computer Communication Conference (ICCC) which was organized by Kahn. In the same year, the application, electronic mail (e-mail) was also introduced. In march, Ray Tomlison at BBN wrote the basic email message, send and read software. This was motivated by the need of the ARPANET developers for an easy coordination mechanism. Robert expanded the utility of email by writing the first email utility programs to list, selectively read, file, forward and respond to messages. The email took off as the largest network application for over a decade.
The original ARPANET later grew into INTERNET based on the idea that there would be multiple independent networks of rather arbitrary design. The Internet which was initially funded by the government was originally limited to research, education and government uses but later, it was opened when independent commercial networks began to grow. A significant event took place in 1989nand this helped in making the net easier to use. A new protocol for information distribution was proposed bt Tim Berners-Lee and some people. This protocol later became the World Wide We b(www) in 1991.The early internet was used by computer experts, engineers, scientists and librarians. There was nothing friendly about it. There were no home or office personal computers in those days. Those who used the computers had to learn to use a very complex system. Nowadays ,the Internet has become ubiquitous, faster, and increasingly accessible to non-technical communities, social networking and collaborative services have grown rapidly, enabling people to communicate and share interests in many more ways. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, and many more let people of all ages rapidly share their interests of with others everywhere. The Internet now has gone beyond the scientific and military fields. Its influence extends to every sphere of life and reaches almost everywhere in the world.
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