2015年6月27日托福独立写作范文：Friends with intelligence are better or friends who have great sense of humor are better.
Friends are those who have confidence in you and offer assistance to you unconditionally;They are always there no matter what happens. On a practical level, friends benefit us in many ways due to the valuable characteristics that they are in possession of. Then which characteristic of a friend is more attractive, being intelligent or humorous? From my perspective, I attach greater importance to intelligence of friends than the sense of humor.
Making friends with intelligent people affords us the opportunity to achieve self-improvement.There is no denying that ingenious people must possess certain significant characteristics making them stand out among the peers. By making friends with them, we are more likely to be positively influenced by them and obtain the important quality and effective methods in dealing with problems we confront in our life, thus increasing the possibility of fulfilling our goals. For example, playing with those who are able to manage their time efficiently helps us foster the ability to plan and organize. Also, talking with a person who enjoys favorable social relationship contributes to the cultivation of our excellent communicating skills. What’s more, learning about a friend who succeeds in realizing his dream through hard work motivates us to set a practical goal and work toward it continuously. Therefore we tend to acquire a myriad of wholesome characteristics by building friendship with intelligent people.
On a more practical level, we have a better chance to come up with creative solutions to the problems we are faced with in our life with the help of ingenious friends. It is not uncommon that we have to meet a multitude of problems or get in trouble that wemay find difficult to resolve. However, intelligent friends, being analytical and insightful, never fail to offer advice and guidance that are of great help in overcoming these difficulties. Chances are that friends with intelligence help us analyze the situation in an efficient way, correct the mistakes we have made in seeking for solutions and predict the results that our decisions may yield to ensure our successful going through hard times. Thanks to the wisdom and level-headedness of intelligent friends we have, there is no need for us to worry about the difficulties we may be confronted with either in our study or work.
Admittedly, friends with a good sense of humor could bring us jokes and joy and make our life full of happiness. We may have fun when staying along with humorous friends. Nevertheless, at times of sorrow, it is ingenious friends who surprisingly manage to drive off our loneliness and sadness due to the fact that they are able to comfort us in a comparatively rational way rather than just make us laugh and forget about the adversity.
Hence, it is more desirable to have intelligent friends than friends with a good sense of humor.Not only can ingenious friends provide assistance that contributes toy our success and that makes it possible for you to overcome difficulties, but also theycould better satisfy your psychological needs when you are in bad mood than humorous friends do.
People may prioritize different aspects when choosing friends. While some may be attracted by an intelligent person, I prefer to make friends with those who have a good sense of humor. In addition to the laughters they could bring to my life, I think humorous friends actually means a lot more.
First off, they could add much spice to our daily life. I’ve always been dreaming about having several friends like those in the romcom Friends or The Big Bang Theory. A friend like Rachel may tell me that I look like I slept with a hanger in my mouth, when I tell her I have a crush on a boy and can’t help laughing every time I think of him; a quick-witted friend like Phoebe may incidentally write our life stories into her funny but unforgettable song “Smelly Cat”. Besides, the reason why Sheldon and Penny leaves audiences a deep impression is their sense of humor showcased when exploring the unknown things. So with friends like them, our lives may abound with laughters as if we are the heroes of the comedy. Sure, some may insist that compared to the intellectual support a wise friend offers to us, the delightful moments mentioned above may be insignificant or even vanish. After all, an intelligent friend could help inspire more creative ideas, which is important to working out more complex problems, and making further progress no matter for a student or an employee. But the thing is better alternatives can be easily found to replace a wise friend: teachers, books, professionals and so forth.
In addition to this, the sense of humor is actually another manifestation of being intelligent. To tell a joke may not be a difficult task; but it is by no means effortless to tell an appropriate joke at the suitable time, in a proper occasion, or to the right person. If you make fun of a disabled person by imitating his gestures and poses, or mock at a girl who has just failed a job interview by saying jokingly that girls should pay more time on makeup rather than career, you had better not expect to be considered as hilarious. On the contrary, people with real sense of humor would have the ability to know when and how to tell a joke. This has been proved a performance of high emotional intelligence (EQ) by a host of studies. If you look closely into every joke Ellen DeGeneres tells in her show, you may be amazed at how intelligent she is to control the whole situation: making the audience laugh out loud within a territory where the guest celebrity would not feel being offended. Therefore, making a funny friend, to some extent, also means making a brainy friend. Kill two birds with one stone, doesn’t it?
To sum up, I’m not denying the role of a wise friend may play in our live, but if I have to make a choice when making friends, I will prefer a funny one. (511)
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