Public Examination Should Not Be Abolished

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A Gift

Have you ever received a gift from someone? During your birthday, Christmas or any other special occasion? I bet everyone has. Back when I was younger, I used to receive a lot of gifts from my relatives on my birthday, what I will immediately do is unwrap them and find out what is inside. Back then, I did not demand anything. To be honest, I do not think that I even knew how to demand for anything. I was too naive for that. So even if it is a small present, or a Birthday card, I will still get very excited. I have read a book recently, it was a book written by Andrew Matthews. This book somehow motivated me to be optimistic and it made me realize something important about life. Life is short. Life is too short for humans to keep blaming about how imperfect their lives are. There was a time when I went through emotional depression. It's not a severe one since I can still control myself. I just tend to care too much and compare with people around me. I would just stay up all night and think that "Why is my life so terrible?", " How can some people have everything and me, nothing? " All kinds of question marks and images that I do not want to see just poped out in my mind whenever I closed my eyes. What I did that time was shut everyone out and try to ignore everything. It was indeed a very difficult time for me. As soon as I realized that we have to appreciate our life ,I started to accept everything. In this world, no one is perfect. In Chinese belief, life has a yin and a yang, it is a symbol that has black and white in a circle which literally represents shadow and light. In this world, there is heaven and hell, the good and the bad, the rich and the poor, this is how life is balanced. Human cannot survive in this world if everyone is rich, who would be hawkers and clean the streets? Either way, human cannot live in this world if everyone is poor. But for me, in between the Yin and the Yang, there is grey. Grey represents us, everyone of us in the...
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