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  • lwlx2h
    University: Sun-Yat Sen University
    Nationality: China
    August 27, 2020 at 1:17 am

    However, parents and educational institutions must pay attention to the way they help the children to learn. They can play music in the house to inspire their children, or buy their children markers and show them how to use markers to create beautiful paintings. In other words, parents should patiently guide their children and raise children’s interests instead of forcing them to learn what they are not willing to learn. Otherwise, things may backfire.

     

    In conclusion, studying art and music not only equips children with more skills that are helpful but also brings them good qualities. But forcing children to learn may push them to the opposite and unfortunate situation.

    lwlx2h
    University: Sun-Yat Sen University
    Nationality: China
    July 30, 2020 at 2:32 am

    Luxuries and conveniences of contemporary life enable us to relax more easily. As a result, we can be more energetic to work after relaxation. But, if we indulge ourselves in voluptuous life, we may lose ourselves and stop thinking about how to become a better man. What luxuries and conveniences of contemporary life bring to us depends on how we treat and harness them.

     

    The Internet is one of the greatest inventions of the era. When we are surfing websites, we can quickly locate what we want and collect information. Also, there are many pseudo-news and false information, that seem plausible, on websites. Sometimes it is hard for us to discern their validities. Once we are impressed by them and click into the advertisement, we may fall into the trap of mercenary agencies. It is difficult to escape from the fraud when we are enjoying conveniences brought by technology.

     

    Cinemas, amusement parks, and computer games are also gifts of modern society, with which teenagers can relax by themselves. On the other hand, unable to manage themselves, teens are also very likely to get addicted to these amusements, which is a disaster for them. I once heard of that, due to excessive game playing, a student used the way he had learned from the virtual world to kill a man in the real world. If we are poor in self-control in the face of temptation brought by contemporary life, that tragedy might happen a second time.

     

    Instead, things will become different if we can refuse temptations and use technology in positive ways. It is instructive to know that happiness obtained by indulging in games is only transient. If we decide to pursue eternal happiness, we should use technology to promote ourselves. Surely there has been no time in history where myriad of resources are available online. By taking good advantage of these resources, including but not limited to teaching videos of academic leaders, lecture notes, and teaching handouts, we can study very efficiently. In this case, the conveniences of contemporary life become a potent tool that improves our abilities to solve problems solely.

     

    In sum, what we have now is a double-edged sword, and what the sword brings to us lies in how we use it. If we use it to pursue impermanent pleasure, we will be trapped in mud. If we dare to cut off thorns with the sword, it will become the sharpest weapon on our ways to success.

    lwlx2h
    University: Sun-Yat Sen University
    Nationality: China
    July 28, 2020 at 2:56 am

    One cannot deny that people living in modern society benefit a lot from the conveniences of contemporary life. They are like wines. If we drink in moderation, we can relax and be more energetic to work and study. On the other hand, if we indulge ourselves in voluptuous life, we may lose ourselves and fail to become independent people. What luxuries and conveniences of contemporary life bring to us depends on how we treat and harness them.

    Internet, one of the greatest inventions of the information age, helps us a lot in daily life to acquire and spread knowledge. While we have also become more and more gullible as more and more pseudo-news and fake information appear on websites. They are so vivid and plausible that it is hard for us to discern their validities. Once we are impressed by these partial benefits shown on websites, we may fall into the trap of mercenary agencies. It is difficult to escape from the fraud when we are enjoying conveniences brought by technology.

    Moreover, cinemas, amusement parks, and 3D games are also gifts of modern society. But for vulnerable and susceptible teenagers, they are more like drugs. For example, with too much pressure, teens are easily addicted to computer games. At the age when we can not manage ourselves, being addicted to computer games is a disaster. Although teens can relax and feel a great sense of achievement when playing games, they may forget how to follow their lives regularly if they spend most of their time not in real life, but rather in the virtual world. That’s why there are so many students who stay at home and rely on parents to live after graduation. Luxury life in college destroyed them.

    On the other hand, things will become different if we regard conveniences as a tool and harness them instead of enjoying them. Most people, I believe, are able to win the battle over laziness and addiction to luxuries when they realize what values in their lives. Pursuing happiness is the value of our lives. Indulgence in enjoyment is pursuing transient happiness while accomplishing achievements in career, getting along with our families, seeking internal peace through reading are pursuing eternal happiness. Once we decide to pursue eternal happiness, conveniences brought by technology will be our weapons, rather than drugs. Surely there has been no time in history where myriad of resources are available online. If we take good advantage of these resources, including but not limited to teaching videos of academic leaders, lecture notes and handouts, and data of various projects, we will study efficiently. In this case, the conveniences of contemporary life become a potent tool to improve our abilities to solve problems solely.

    Luxuries and conveniences of contemporary life are a double-edged sword. What the sword brings to us lies in how we use it. If we use it to pursue impermanent pleasure, we will be trapped in mud. If we dare to cut off thorns with the sword, it will become the sharpest weapon on our ways to success.

    lwlx2h
    University: Sun-Yat Sen University
    Nationality: China
    July 26, 2020 at 4:26 am

    On the other hand, many negative emotions are originated from doing what we don’t like. When these emotions are accumulated day by day, chances are high for us to generate some unhealthy thoughts. Recent research about psychological health in Tokyo indicates that the most important factor of the high rate of suicide among Japanese young people in recent years is their pressures in career. Confusions, disappointments, and pessimism are very likely to be developed when the young are doing what they are not good at and thus berated by their boss. Therefore, considering our mental health, educational institutions should not ignore our interests.

    Above all, educational institutions should take both students’ interests and lucrative careers into consideration and make a balance. Let the balance shift to any side is not good for students’ futures.

    lwlx2h
    University: Sun-Yat Sen University
    Nationality: China
    July 25, 2020 at 1:54 am

    One cannot deny that people living in modern society benefit a lot from the conveniences of contemporary life. They are like wines. If we drink in moderation, we can relax and be more energetic to work and study. On the other hand, if we indulge ourselves in voluptuous life, we may lose ourselves and fail to become independent people. What luxuries and conveniences of contemporary life bring to us depends on how we treat and harness them.

    Internet, one of the greatest inventions of the information age, helps us a lot in daily life to acquire and spread knowledge, while we have also become more and more gullible as more and more pseudo-news and fake information appear on websites. Some of them are so vivid and plausible that it is hard for people, especially ones of age greater than 60, to discern their validities. Once we are impressed by these partial benefits shown in websites, and then click on these advertisements, or make a call, we may fall into the trap of mercenary agencies. It is difficult to escape from the fraud when we are enjoying conveniences brought by technology.

    Moreover, cinemas, amusement parks, and 3D games are also gifts of modern society. But for vulnerable and susceptible teenagers, they are more like drugs. For example, with too much pressure, teens are easily addicted to computer games. At the age when we can not manage ourselves, being addicted to computer games is a disaster. Although teens can relax and feel a great sense of achievement when playing games, they may forget how to follow their lives regularly if they spend most of their time not in real life, but rather in the virtual world. That’s why there are so many students who stay at home and rely on parents to live after graduation. They are destroyed by luxury life in college.

    On the other hand,  things will become totally different if we regard conveniences as a tool and harness them instead of enjoying them. Most people, I believe, are able to win the battle against laziness and addiction to luxuries when they realize what really values in their lives. Pursuing happiness is the value of our lives. Indulgence in enjoyment is pursuing transient happiness while accomplishing achievements in career, getting along with our family, seeking internal peace through reading actually are pursuing eternal happiness. Once we decide to pursue eternal happiness, conveniences brought by technology will be our weapons, rather than drugs. Surely there has been no time in history where myriad of resources are available online. If we take good advantage of these resources, including but not limited to teaching videos of academic leaders, lecture notes and handouts, and data of various projects, we will study efficiently. In this case, the conveniences of contemporary life become a potent tool to improve our abilities to solve problems solely.

    Luxuries and conveniences of contemporary life are a double-edged sword. What the sword brings to us lies in how we use it. If we use it to pursue impermanent pleasure, we will be trapped in mud. If we dare to cut off thorns with the sword on our ways to success, it will become our sharpest weapon and help us to become a truly strong and independent person.