What attitude should people take in case of hardship?
2007-10-26 16:36:28, 조회 : 3,159, 추천 : 154
Which quality do you believe is the most useful during times of difficulty? In an essay, support your position by discussing an example(or examples) from literature, the arts, science and technology, history, current events, or your own experience or observation.
There is no way we can avoid hardship during our life. Repelling hardships always remained a concern for most people. Some tries to overcome it with optimism, some calls for help, some, like Salinger, goes into hermitlike life. Staying calm is an another way, and quite a helpful one. Few of its advantages are helping people to stay logical and rational and aiding people to have optimistic thoughts.
Keeping coolness during emergencies will provide reasonable thoughts to people at any situation. Fear brings stimulation. When faced with unexpected situation, people easily turn emotional and unsteady. This disorder of the mind can blur people's sense of precise decision. Sportsmen who made mistakes have easier chance to make another mistake because they are anxious about the mistake. Since people cannot make a logical solution to the problem they face, they cannot escape out of the hardship. Being steady and staying rational will help people to extricate from the situation they face.
Staying unemotional can give optimistic thoughts. It is hard for people to look on the bright side when they are nervous. There is a research conducted by Korean Institute of Laughter, in which two mice are trapped inside a maze. One mouse was injected with a small amount of adrenalin, which made it overly nervous. The other one was given a medication and put into sedation. Then, they had to find their way through the maze. The nervous one became very stimulated when it couldn't find the way through and kept moving forward and backward. The sedated one bumped into troubles for few times, however, managed to find its way through.
Consequently, being calm is probably very important thing to keep in mind when facing hardships. It gives rational and more 'correct' decisions and an optimistic view of the problem. Being nervous means taking a long way to solve a problem. Always trying to take a one step back and putting aside emotional thoughts will help people to react effectively to the situation they face.