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  When Is a Man Old


  "I dread to come to the end of the year,said a friend to me recently, "it makes me realize I am growing old.”


  William James, the great psychologist, said that most people are "old fogies at twenty-five.He was right. Most men at twenty-five are satisfied with their jobs. They have accumulated the little stock of prejudices that they call their "Principles, " and closed their minds to all new ideas; they have ceased to grow.


  The minute a man ceases to grow-no matter what his years-that minute he begins to be old. On the other hand, the really great man never grows old.


  Goethe passed out at eighty-three, and finished his Faust only a few years earlier; Gladstone took up a new language when he was seventy. Laplace, the astronomer, was still at work when death caught up with him at seventy-eight. He died crying, "What we know is nothing; what we do not know is immense."


  And there you have the real answer to the question, "When is a man old?"


  Laplace at seventy-eight died young. He was still unsatisfied, still sure that he had a lot to learn.


  As long as a man can keep himself in that attitude of mind, as long as he can look back on every year and say , "I grew," he is still young.


  The minute he ceases to grow, the minute he says to himself, "I know all that I need to know,"--that day youth stops. He may be twenty-five or seventy-five, it makes no difference. On that day he begins to be old.



  Never give up a chance of being a hero


  Every time when I read the five thousand years old chinese history, I am moved and convinced by those earthshaking heroes. EmperorQin Shi huang, Liu Xiu, LI Shiming, Zhao Kuangyin, jenghis Khan……. I am also a unique creature of god, and the end product of thousands of years of evolution. Therefore, I am better equipped in both mind and body than all the emperors and wise men who preceded me. As long as I am crazy, and break though the limits, I will have hope.


  I will never give up a chance of being a hero.


  Only mediocre people are easily satisfied. I am a mediocre person by no means. Mediocrity is alien to me, just like the fire and water. I will challenge my limits again and again, never allow myself to bring regrets and sarrow into my grave.

  只有平庸的人才会知足常乐, 满足现状,不思进步,我绝不是平庸的人,平庸和我就像水火一样,互不相容。我会一而再再而三的挑战知己的极限,绝不允许自己吧过多的潜能和遗憾带进坟墓。

  Life is only once.anybody will die no matter what he will do. It may lie in different roads leading to the same ending. While the key to life lies in these different roads,I will walk the journey bravely and rigidly and exert my potential completely. Great era provides everyone great opportunities. My destiny is in my hand. I will try my best to carry forward my life.there is only one self in the world. I will walk only once in this world.


  I will never give up a chance of being a hero.



  We need friend


  The word, friend, covers a wide range of meanings. It can be a nodding acquaintance, a comrade, a confidant[n.密友,知已], a partner, a playmate, an intimate[a.亲密的;个人的] colleague, etc.


  Everyone needs friendship. No one can sail the ocean of life single-handed[n.单枪匹马]. We need help from, and also give help to, others. In modern society, people attach[v.缚,贴,系,连接] more importance to relations and connections. A man of charisma n.(大众爱戴的)领袖气质,魅力] has many friends. His power lies in his ability to give.


  As life is full of strife[n.冲突,争斗] and conflict[n.冲突], we need friends to support[vt.支持;赞助] and help us out of difficulties. Our friends give us warnings against danger. Our friends offer us advice with regard to how do deal with various situations. True friends share not only our joys but also our sorrows.


  With friendship, life is happy and harmonious. Without friendship, life is sad and unfortunate. I have friends in high positions and friends in the rank and file. Some are rich and in power. Some are relatively poor and without power. Some are like myself, working as a teacher, reading and writing, content with a simple life. We all care for each other, love and help each other. We feel we are happiest when we chat and exchange ideas with one another. With my friends, I know what to treasure, what to tolerate and what to share.


  I will never forget my old friends, and I'll keep making new friends. I will not be cold and indifferent[adj.冷漠的,不关心的] to my poor friends, and I will show concern[n.忧虑,焦虑] for them, even if it is only a comforting word.



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