Study the following picture carefully and write an essay in which you should
1) describe the picture,
2) interpret its meaning, and
3) point out its implications in our life.
This simple picture represents a situation that every person must face: when approaching a junction, which direction should one choose?
Most viewers can empathize with the sense of hesitation and uncertainty embodied in such an image. Without exception, everyone has to make choices in life, whether they concern school, career, or love. While some choices are simple, one cannot avoid the task of making difficult decisions.
Choices are often directly related to one's happiness. University students,for example, face a hard and crucial decision upon graduating. Many students have difficulty deciding whether to continue studying or begin developing a career. Every individual is different, and one must take the factors of one's personal life into consideration. In addition to an awareness of specific circumstances, however, making the right choice also depends on correct appraisal of oneself.
In order to choose correctly, therefore, one must be both realistic and self-aware. Furthermore, once having made a decision, one should seriously accept and pursue the path one has chosen, and strive towards the realization of one's goal with spirit.
In the picture we can see a man standing at a crossroad with two simi
lar roads, and trying to decide which way to take. In daily life we are often faced with such choices. More often than not, we have to make cardinal decisions indepentently. This moment is very important for everyone to go through.
In order to make a decision that we will not regret, we should bear these two principles in mind: thinking before acting, and never missing any opportunities that arise. On one hand, we should have an apparent, objective judgment about ourselves while maintaining a clear idea about the world around us. On the other hand, we should also think about opportunity. Many people may not quite agree with this and think that opportunity is so rare that only the luckiest people come across it. However, opportunity is open to everyone and one should make good use of it when confronted with it. One should take advantage of it just like the proverb states: “Opportunities are only from the prepared minds.”
So when one is faced with choices the next time, remember that using the mind and taking advantage of good opportunities will pave the way to success.