2016年10月29日托福独立写作范文：It is more important to use your own knowledge and experience than ask others’ knowledge and experience to solve problems. (16.10.29)
There are abundant of difficulties and problems people need to handle and deal with in one’s lifetime. Different ways of handling will lead to different consequences, though they may finally solve the problems. Some people are for the opinion to seek advice from other people, for it may be faster and more comprehensive; on the other hand, some people, including me, are more inclining to solve problems using our own resources, for these experience will help us grow.
Admittedly, seeking advice from other people may serve as a shortcut to the problem. A person is not a lonely island in the world. With more ideas and opinions, one can easily find one of the most appropriate ways to solve their problem, be it money ones or the career ones. People will feel much easier to raise funds for urgent uses with friends’ assistances; one will also be relieved or soothing with others’ encouragement when finishing something difficult. It is those helping hand that help us go though the tides and solve the problems. However, other people cannot think in our own position, thus may not help us solve the problems from the deep root. Besides, solving problems by oneself can hone many cherished characters, which definitely can’t be gained with others’ help.
On the one hand, solving problems on one’s own is conducive to cultivate one’s independence. As an integral part of people, being independence can help people think and solve problems on one’s own, for it is people themselves can help them out. This kind of ability can well help adapt to the society, for one will encounter different kinds of problems in a lifetime, some of which can not be solved with others’ help, like tests, races and other important occasions. While others’ help serves as an outer factor, it is one’s own ability that matters and helps one grow. For example, a lot of people, especially successful people, are independent in almost everything, which are trained and cultivated in cracking problems. Relying on other people for advice may end up in disappointment. Thus, solving problem using one’s own experiences and knowledge ameliorate one’s independence and adaptability.
On the other hand, solving problem on one’s own is beneficial for cultivating one’s social responsibility. As a people, one must be responsible for what he/she has done. During problem-solving process, one would definitely experience all kinds of situations, thus knowing what kind of solution would work out best for them. If one fails to solve the problem, he/she will draw the experience and do better next time; if one happens to solve the problem with his/her own experience and knowledge, one will prepare for not having the same problems in the future. One will gradually know how to be responsible for one’s own decision and life, be it a bad or a good consequence. Therefore, solving problems on one’s own serves as the important step for one to be mature and responsible.
In a nutshell, it is strongly recommended that solving problems using one’s own experiences and knowledge, which cannot only cultivate one’s independence but also one’s responsibility.
With the society becoming increasingly complicated, we find that everyone will inevitably encounter countless problems throughout his or her whole life. When it comes to how to address these problems, the senior strongly recommend that it is better to use one’s own knowledge or experience rather than to ask others for advice, while the young adults may view the issue from the opposite angle. As far as I am concerned, the latter stance is more reasonable, with the reasons as follows.
First, one conspicuous benefit of seeking suggestion from others is that people can solve the troubles or problems more efficiently. As is common sense, the knowledge and experience owned by any individual is limited to some extent so that it may take longer time to work out a complex problem without help from others. By contrast, asking others for advice is a totally different picture. My own experience is a good case in point. Back to my high school life, the chemistry class was a disaster for me because I had great difficulties in memorizing the chemical elements. Given the above situation, I asked my chemistry teacher, an experienced expert in chemistry, for help. According to his suggestions, I had a thorough review of the table of chemical elements and learned the internal relation between each element, thus gaining a satisfactory score in the midterm test.
Secondly, what also cannot be neglected is that turning to others for advice can help to enlarge our social network. For one thing, the course of seeking and receiving suggestions from others is one of the most typical form of communication, which can make us grasp the important principles and skills of establishing close relation with other people. To illustrate, it is of great necessity to maintain humble and modest when you want others to do a favor for you. For another, while being asked to give some advice, people will feel that they are valued and recognized by advice-seekers so that they are more likely to have a soft spot for those who seek counsels. Obviously, one’s humble personality and the mutual appreciation will definitely contribute to the enhancement of interpersonal relationship. Nevertheless, working on a problem individually will greatly reduce our opportunities to communicate with others and thus weaken our social ability, with the worst consequence of isolating ourselves from the whole society.
Factoring what has been discussed above, we can draw the conclusion that asking others for advice is a better choice, in order to tackle the problems in a more efficient way and enlarge social circle.