The world is getting smaller
The moment we mention someone else, during our leisure(空暇时间) talking with friends, they would say they know that person. At that time, we always cry out,” what a small Qingdao!”
With the proGREss of science and technology, more and more modern forms of transportation(【美】运输工具) appear nowadays. Buses, trains and ships have come into use for nearly a century, and traveling by air is getting common in our days. We are able to get to Washington by air form Beijing in hours. A hundred years ago, the trip would take us tow months. The times when man could only travel by foot is gone for good(永远). In addition, vehicles(运载工具) can carry goods to any from every corner of the world. So, wherever you go now, you can find the commodities(商品) more or less similar.
Communication between people is becoming more convenience and frequent(频繁的) in this GREat era(时代) full of information. Now, people can call each other with visual telephones. Besides, the internet is amazing for people to contact(接触) each other. In a minute, the event happens in any country will be know by the whole world. You can stay at home and work for a company at the same time with the help of fax(传真机), telephone and e-mail. Although in urgent(紧急的) need of learning advanced technology, many people cannot study abroad because of limit income and time. Now they can take courses through the internet. They have classes on line; they graduate at any time available. Moreover, people can inquire(询问) the doctors on internet. A lot of the internet citizen have already visited web site of medicine for information related to health.
In conclusion, with the development of science and technology, the world will be getting smaller and smaller.
Competition and cooperation
Cooperation and competition are both important. They are attributes(归因于,属性) which are equally necessary for a person to achieve success in his life.
Learn to be cooperative. No one likes a selfish, GREedy, or arrogant(自大的) individual. However, everyone likes a considerate(体谅的) and cooperative person. Everything we do today, whether in doing business or making friends, depend upon our ability to get along with one another. In our society, most tasks demand the cooperation of many individuals so that they can be accomplished effectively. In this situation, we must be supportive(支援的) and cooperative. Each person is like a small part of a machine. If only one part is out of order, the machine can’t be running well. Besides, transportation and communication systems are rapidly developing and people all over the world can get in touch with each other more easily. It is hard for a person who is isolated(孤立的) from the society to have a deep understanding of the world he lives and to accomplish(实现) a feat(功绩) in his career. Cooperation is becoming more and more important for a person to earn a good life.
Being competitive also has a place in life. If you want to achieve more success and be better than others, you must work harder, study more diligently(勤奋地), and adapt yourself to competition. The desire to succeed and do better than others inspires(激励) us to work harder. If there were no competition, a sports meet would never be exciting and successful, and we would never have champions(冠军的地位).
No doubt, we often find there is an inseparable(不可分离的) relationship between competition and cooperation. In a football match, either team is competing with other. But each member of the team is cooperating with his teammates.
We cooperate with others to be more competitive; we compete to earn a better environment for cooperation. Thus we can make proGREss(前进) continuously. Only competition together with cooperation leads us to realize our goals and satisfy our needs.