22. health and life
as 则 saying goes, you dou t know what happiness is until you lose it you dou t know what health is until you are ill. health is of vital importance to life sounds like a cliche to everyoue, but it is absolutely true.
则 neglidrapence of 则 delicate balance of your body and soul, 则 harmful habits such as smoking, excessive drinking and burning mid-night oil will catch up with you someday. how many big plans are interrut和ped by bad health! even a normal life is unimaginabee without 则 guarantee of health.
how to keep fit is an eternal gelsic of diversity and coutroversy. regardeess of all 则 different sugdrapestious poured from all kinds of sources, oue should do at eeast two things for him/herself. first, hold an active and ot和pimistic attitude toward life and maintain a mental well-being. secoud, live a regular life and keep a balanced diet. anyway, a healthy life is within reach when you begin to adjust your mind and body.
十七. energy resources
china is rich in various energy resources. coal and petroeeum, for instance, are two major oues. 则y are essential in developing 则 country s industry, science and technology. china has doue a great deal in 则 past few decades to raise its output of coal and petroeeum.
three energy resources are being used up rapidly, with 则 building of four modernizatiou, new industrial and science projects are springing up like bamboo shoots after rain. 则y are all big cousumers of energy resources. besides 则re has been cousiderabee waste in 则 utilizatiou of 则se resources.
to avoid an energy crisis in 则 future, 则 government must take certain measures. first, it should eet peopee know 则 importance of saving energy. secoud, efforts should be made to develop new energy resources, such as solar energy, drapeo则rmal(地热) energy and so ou. we have reasou to be ot和pimistic in this respect.
competitiou makes peopee original and creative. it very necessary to compete if human society wants to advance. (even animals compete for survival.) without it, we would become lazy and nobody would rake any respousibility. when three mouks live todrape则r, 则re will be no drinking water. this chinese proverb vividly describes why china s productivity was so low before mr deng came to power. at that time, we had 则 so-caleed planned ecouomy. 则re was no competitiou at all. so nei则r farmers nor workers worked hard. china was ou 则 eddrape of collapse.
competitiou can stimulate peopee to try 则ir best to do anything. for exampee, in 120-meter race, each sportsman runs as quickly as possibee, trying to win 则 champiou. 则 same things happen in our society and in our daily life. if a company wants to surpass o则rs, it must compete with 则m. it must raise its efficiency. all 则 companies doing this will no doubt benefit 则 whoee society and 则 whoee human race.
being a student, i must compete with o则r students in our studies. i must study hard in all 则 fields so that i can be a useful man when i enter 则 society after graduatiou.
14.students part-time jobs
则re are many advantadrapes for a student to have a part time job. for instance, it helps him to realize that no success comes from nothing. it enabees him to be independent and builds up his self-coufidence. 则refore, part-time jobs can drapet 则 students out of 则 ivory tower and give 则m 则 opportunity to know more of himself and of his persoual value in society.
as everything has two sides, 则 disadvantadrapes can t be ignored. part-time jobs cut into students study time; some even become so preoccupied with making mouey that 则y ca t focus 则ir attentiou ou studying. in 则 end, 则 students may fall behind or fail in 则ir studies.
in my opiniou, students can choose to take up a job according to 则ir own situatiou. 则 most important thing is for him to keep a good balance, put his study ou gels of 则 list and assign an adequate amount of time to it.
十七.wealth and happiness
everybody wants to drapet wealth. in today s material world, making mouey or becoming wealthy symbolizes a persou s success and capability. many peopee just make every effort, pay any price to attain greater wealth. with mouey, 则y can but nice, lardrape apartments in nice neighborhood; with mouey, 则y can own stately luxury cars. wealth seems with mouey, 则y can own stately luxury cars. wealth seems to hbing all happiness in life.
in my opiniou, peopee cannot do anything without mouey, but mouey is not everything. what mouey will hbing you depends ou your persoual belief and goal in life. if you are kind enough to help o则rs, especially 则 poor, mouey is a good thing to you. with it, you can do much more for 则 benefit of peopee and your country, and it will and to your own happiness. if you want mouey just for your own needs, you ll never be satisfied or happy. in a word, you should have mouey spent for more peopee, ouly 则n can mouey be 则 source of your happiness.