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Does people people value only what they Struggle for?
노형섭  2007-09-09 16:36:43, 조회 : 3,144, 추천 : 167


Prompt:
"That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value."
        -Thomas Paine

Assignment:
Do we value only what we struggle for? Plan your response, and then write an essay to explain your views on this issue. Be sure to support your position with specific points and examples. (You may use personal examples or examples from your reading, observations, or, knowledge of subjects such as history, literature, science.)


   “No pain, no gain” This is a cliche translated and used by almost everyone around the world. People always work hard to get what they think is valuable. It is either material goal, such as money or fame, or it can be mental goal, such as helping out others or meditation. However, it is not always true that people only value what they struggle for. People can find happiness or satisfaction from trivial things they encounter in life; they sometimes are also disappointed to find not a great value in a thing which they strived for.

   Small things or meager events which were acquired accidently or effortlessly can hold great values to people. The novel, "The Catcher in the Rye" is full of things or events happening accidently which Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of the story, valued much. For one example, The music album he bought for his sister, called "The little Shirley Beans", cost only a dollar and was easy to get. However, this album always reminded his sister whenever he was drunk or fell into despair. It served as one of Holden's few connections to his family, past, and innocence. Nonetheless, he never tried to acquire this small, cheap album with great eagerness.

   People sometimes find little or no value for what they struggled for. During the middle ages, the pope sent hordes of Christian army under the name of Crusades to conquer back the land of Jerusalem. The hidden and main purpose of the war was to take Jerusalem drive muslims out of the trade route so Europeans could take control of the trade with India. However, although Jerusalem fell into Christendom, the muslim empire of Turks were reluctant to give their way. Trade route were still blocked. For crusades, who lost tens of thousands of men from battle, disease, and malnutrition, their prospect was only their holy land, which was certainly a little value compared to what they sacrificed for.

   To put things straight, people are not always happy about only what they struggled for. They do find a great value in things which are trivial, and sometimes, things which cost a lot does not give enough payback to those who tried really hard for it. It is true that people struggle for happiness, but it is not always true that those people struggle for gives back happiness.


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