The set of drawings above vividly depicts the destiny of aflower in different circumstances. As is shown in the first cartoon, the flower is placed in acomfortable greenhouse that shelters it from the threatening lightning andstorm. With proper temperature, moisture and fertilizer, the flower is growingin full bloom. On thecontrary, when removed from the greenhouse and exposed to the drivingrain, the flower soon fades and withers, with the petals scattered on theground.
To begin with, the purpose of the drawings is to show us thatthe flower growing in the green house cannot withstand the test of the storm, yet the symbolic meanings subtlyconveyed should be taken more seriously. The delicate flower is naturally associated withyoung people, to be specific,the only children in our current society; the greenhouse epitomizes parents' dotingcare and abundant material supplies that can shield the children from thestorms, or the harsh reality. Oncethe young people begin to seek independence and accept challenges from the realworld, they are found too spoiled to be strong enough in the face ofdifficulties.
Accordingly, it is vital for us to derive positiveimplications from these thought-provoking drawings. On the one hand, we canfrequently use them to enlighten the youth to be more independent inlife. On the other hand,parents should be sensibleenough to give their children more freedom to deal with troubles andproblems. Only byundergoing more challenges and toils in adversity can young people cultivatestrong personality and ability, and only in this way can they becomewinners in this competitive world.
The picture vividly depicts a lovelyAmerican girl in traditional Chinese costume with a sweet smile on her face.She wears ribbons, necklaces and other accessories that are characteristic of the clothes ofa certain Chinese minority group. Undoubtedly,the costume has added oriental charm/glamour to her beautifullook/appearance/features.
What the picture conveys goes far beyond only/merelya new fashion trend. Instead, itcarries cultural meanings/implications as well. The fact thatpeople from different countries are attracted to mysterious Chinese culture indicates that to some extent aculture can be accepted, respected, appreciated and shared internationally. In other words, a nation'sunique/distinctive culture can become international through worldwide economicand cultural exchanges. Since the trendof globalization become irresistible, the increasing culturalexchanges can effectively improve mutual understanding and friendship.
It is my view that national culture aspriceless spiritual treasure should be preserved and cherished.Meanwhile, there are good reasonsto advocate international culture for those ideas from the othercultures, controversial or even absurd at first sight, can provide a differentperspective for us to observe the world in the long run. Nevertheless,when we are confronted with a different culture,we should be sensible enough to absorb itsessence and to resist its dark side. Only in this way can wepromote cultural development positively and make our world dimensional, colorfuland vigorous.
When weuse the word “love”, we do not simply mean anattraction to a person of the opposite sex, which is avery narrow definition of the word. The picture below illustrates the realmeaning of love,by stressing the fact thatlove is emotional strength, which can support us nomatter how dark the world around us becomes. As a matter of fact, throughouthistory people of many different cultures have regarded love as the most sublime of human emotions.
As anillustration of the power of love, we should remember howthe Chinese people of all nationalities respond to the call to help the victimsof the deadly earthquake in Sichuan Province. Although theirincomes are still low by international standards, people all over the countrydo not hesitate to donate whatever they can - be it money or goods - to helptheir needy fellow citizens. Furthermore, they do this with no thought of gainfor themselves.
It ismy view that the best way to show love is to help peoplewho are more unfortunate than we are. We should always be ready to give ahelping hand to those who are in trouble, no matter whether they are familymembers or complete strangers. Only by doing so can we help to make the world abetter place, for, as the picture shows, the darker the shadows of sorrowbecome, the more brightly the lamp of loveshines.
As is shown in the pictures, we can see that with the increase of commercial fishing, the number offishessharply decreased. In one picture, there were variouskinds of fish and only one fishing-boat in 1900. On the contrary, in 1995 there was onlyone fish, but many fishing-boats.
The purpose of this picture is to show us that due attention has to bepaid to the decrease of ocean resources. Owing to over-fishing, the number of fishes has obviouslydecreased. If we let this situation go as it is, we won't know where fish is in the future. By that time, our environment willsuffer a great destruction.
Therefore, it is imperative for us to take drastic measures. For one thing, we shouldappeal to our authorities to makestrict laws to control commercial fishing.For another, we should enhance the awareness of people that the ocean resources are vital to us.Only in this way can we protect ouroceanresources. Also I believe thatwe human beings can overcome this difficulty, and we will have a bright future.
Thepast several years have witnessed a phenomenon that a variety of promises have been arising from all walks of life. Regretfully,quite a lot of promises are sheer nonsense, just as thehen in the given cartoon commits herself to layeggs which are round without any angles and corners and have shells, egg whitesand yolks.
Odd andfunny as they sound, such false promises can be seenand heard everywhere in our country. Administration departments assure toperform their tasks effectively and fairly without taking any bribes;manufacturing units guarantee to turn out products of good quality; commercialenterprises swear to provide genuine commodities and polite and enthusiasticservices. Can you find anything new and substantial other than their obligations,duties and jobs in these so called promises? I guess your answer will benegative. As a matter of fact, their intention to make such commitments isnothing but to put on civilized outer clothing to please or deceive the public.
I daresay that our society is suffering corruption and cheat which are causing damageto society both materially and morally. But the hen andher like should know that by dishonest words no one can survive the intensecompetition under market economy system. They should remember the old saying,“Honesty is the best policy”.