The word abundance It comes from the Latin abundance and refers to a large amount of something . The term can be used as a synonym for prosperity, wealth or well-being . For example: “I have found abundance everywhere while touring the streets of Monaco”.
In this sense, the phrase "live on the fat of the land" It refers to enjoying great economic well-being and a significant amount of material wealth. This is probably the most common meaning of the term in everyday speech, and is generally used with a hopeless dye, as it serves to indicate his own absence. Taking the aforementioned expression, it is usually used in the first person and in the negative, to emphasize a regret for the situation itself economical.
Material abundance is a concept that usually generates two opposite currents of opinion: on the one hand, there are those who respect the wealth of others, provided that it has a lawful origin; on the other, there are people who do not support the upper classes and award them all kinds of derogatory qualifiers. Within this last group, it is important to point out that many times who feels rejection of the wealthy people hides envy, deep desires to be themselves who can give everyone a taste.
Likewise, material possessions are frowned upon by those who seek to live in harmony with nature, since many of the most precious objects of consumerism entail a exploitation Excessive resources. It is often said that wealth is not directly related to happiness, and therefore it is curious that a term that in principle represents the well-being and security of being able to cover the basic needs of life, may in turn have a negative connotation and lack of commitment to the rest of living beings.
In a world where we all respect each other, both ourselves and our surroundings, probably the abundance of some would become a source of wealth or food for those who need it. However, in our eagerness to scale social and economic hierarchies, we cover our gaps with possessions and forget, generation by generation, of everything that Planet It gives us selflessly, such as oxygen, water, food and beautiful and varied landscapes to explore and enjoy as we like.
Unlike our species, animals know how to take advantage of their resources and if it were not for our destructive acts, they would collaborate with the balance of nature as they have always done, and the world would be a place free from pollution and indiscriminate killing.
On the other hand, the cornucopia or cornucopia It is a horn-shaped glass that represents abundance. It is a symbol of prosperity whose origins date back to 5th century BC . To understand its meaning it is necessary to put attention on the Greek mythology : Amaltea raised Zeus with the milk of a goat and he, as a thank you, gave him one of the horns of a goat that had the power to fulfill the wishes of the person I owned it.
The natural abundance Instead, it is the amount of each isotope of a chemical element that exists in nature, expressed as a percentage. The natural abundances of each isotope are used to calculate the atomic mass of the elements.
In rhetoric, abundance is the wealth of expressive thoughts or procedures. One of the literary movements characterized by the rhetorical abundance is the baroque conceptism .
Abundantia is an asteroid discovered by Johann Palisa in November 1875 , from the Croatian city of Polish . The name was chosen by the director of the Vienna Observatory, Edmund Weiss .