Study the following drawing carefully and write an essay in which you should：
1) describe the drawing,
2) interpret its meaning, and
3) point out its implications in our life.
You should write about 160—200 words neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2. (20 points)
Drawings can be useful tools; a simple picture may reveal a profound truth. The illustration above, for example, is far from complicated, and yet carries deep implications; from the top of a mountain one can see clear and far.
Such an image draws attention to the fact that people tend to be distracted by immediate benefits, or deterred by present difficulties. If one was to stand higher and take a broader view, one could make wise, longterm decisions, as well as have a clearer sense of how to solve any given problem.
The importance of keeping things in perspective is of practical significance to university students especially. When students face difficult decisions such as choosing between majors or careers, or deciding whether to continue with postgraduate education, they should consider their future life in broad terms. If you allow yourself to become preoccupied by immediate interests or discouraged by current obstacles, you might not make the wisest decisions.
Nevertheless, it is important to realize that viewing our lives from a far is not equal to aiming for an unattainable goal. Inexperienced youth must be careful to realistically create and pursue their ambitions.
It is best to look beyond temporary needs and problems and keep one's present and future life in perspective.
As can be seen in the drawing, a man is standing on top of the highest of many mountains while looking at something far away.
If you want to be considered as the man who can see further than anyone else, you must stand on giant's shoulders. Needless to say, if you were to stand at the foot of a mountain, mountains would be all around you, surrounding you, blinding you. You can only see a small piece of the sky when looking up, just like a frog at the bottom of a well. If the frog wants to see the outside world, it must jump out of the well to broaden its range of vision.
In science, researchers should not confine themselves to available materials that can be easily found. On the contrary, it is very important for them to go outside the norm and use as many materials as possible. A large number of scientific materials that have been defined by previous scientists can be regarded as the basis of present research. If we want to make more progress in our present study, we must base our research on previous theories and results.
The more materials you possess in your base, the greater the potential. That is, the higher on the mountain you are, the farther you can see.