Saturday, July 2, 2011

Extensive Reading (Chapter 1) - Johanan

Question: What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

I feel that having a depression, feeling lonely, experiencing heartbreaks and being different from one's peers can be a common thing. Someone can easily fail into these traps in society without knowing and can experience these problems. In this modern society, there are countless of problems that people face in their everyday lives. When we encounter with these problems, the only thing to do is to deal with it and conquer it.

Everyone have problems and difficulties in their lifetime and it is all about how people face these problems. For example, a person can have a similar heartbreak as another person, but only one of them falls into a terrible depression. This is due to how each person faces the problem he/she encounters.

These problems may seem very saddening to one and hard to deal with. However, the best way to due with these problems is to face them. When someone encounters a problem, it is certain that the person would feel miserable and depressed. In my opinion, the person should face his/her problems and move on in life. Problems are just like hurdles in life. They are meant for us to challenge it, jump over it and move on. There is no use bottling up your feelings and feeling depressed for a long period of time. Rather, one should face the problem like a hurdle and find a solution to conquer it.


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  2. In terms of language, there is not a distinct introduction, but the topic sentences are quite evident. Your view is relatively unbiased. I can see the feelings and understand the logic that you are presenting. You could give some more examples, or maybe you can elaborate more (you can talk about other issues in the question, like being different from your peers etc.)

    In terms of personal comments, I do agree with your stand.