2017年7月8日托福独立写作题目：Some people think that we should keep away from others to improve our relationship, because being away from people reminds us of how important they are. Others think we should always stay with others to have good relationship because we can communicate with them more often. What do you think? (17.07.08)
Currently, with the social network expanding, how to maintain a relationship has been brought under the spotlight of the mass media. Therefore, when talking about whether we should intentionally stay away from the guys we care about or spend as much time as possible with them, the answer to the question may vary from one to another. In my eyes, spending longer together is much wiser, especially in developing the family relationship and friendship.
Firstly, consider the relationship between family members. As we all know, the healthy family relation requires time commitment from both kids and parents. In other words, the longer kids and parents stay together, the better they will understand each other, with the result of eliminating the misunderstanding caused by generation gap, the common barrier, between them. By contrast, staying far away from parents will definitely make children feel strange and alienated. Take the experience of my uncle as an example. My uncle works as a manager in a transnational company, which means that he has to spend almost ten months per year in a foreign country because of business travel. In this way, the time he can spend with his wife and son, Tom, is so limited that he is even not sure what grade Tom is in or what hobby Tom has. During the family reunion, Tom does not want to sit together with my uncle, because he feels that his father is just like a stranger.
Secondly, the same is true of cultivating good friendship. Just as a saying goes, a friend in need is a friend indeed, which conspicuously illustrates the importance of our availability to friends in need of help. Undoubtedly, compared to living far from friends, staying close to them can better fulfill the above requirement. To be specific, when your friend is heart-broken after breaking up with her boyfriend, you can just accompany her and comfort her face-to-face if you are around her. In this process, not only will you relieve her sorrows but also gain more trust from her, so that your bond will become much stronger. By contrast, the long distance between you and your friends definitely reduce the frequency of helping each other, resulting in the accruing misunderstanding and mistrust. Accordingly, the friendship is doomed to end sooner or later.
In a nutshell, we can draw the conclusion that devoting time to staying with people is a good way to maintain any relationships, especially the family bond and friendship.