Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying “Seek to understand others, and you will be understood.”You can cite examples to illustrate your views.You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
There is a proverb going like this, “Seek to understand others, and you will be understood.” Simple as the saying is, its implication deserves exploring. From my perspective, the real sense of the proverb lies in mutual understanding.
One of the reasons that mutual understanding is so vital is that it forms the basis of all friendships and relationships. Mutual understanding allows existing differences between two or more partied to be acknowledged, accepted and respected, so that common ground and a collective vision can be found. This is true regardless of whether the relationship is between individuals, businesses or even countries. For example, the US and British governments may not see eye to eye on every issue, but they have been able to put aside their differences and forge a friendship and alliance supported by their shared values. We may not fully agree with other people’s opinions or beliefs. However, by understanding the reasons behind their words and actions, we can learn to “disagree without being disagreeable”so that quarrels are averted.
Therefore, for those who wish to build lasting relationships, prevent conflict with others, seeking and achieving mutual understanding with others is not only important, but essential.
"Seek to understand others, and you will be understood" The enlightenment of this saying is not lost in our era but unwilling to understand others seems prevalent. The implication of this message is that people can understand each other as long as they try to do this first ; there are, in fact, many who get understood by others because they manage to understand others first.
There are several factors to be taken into account when we agree on “seek to understand others, and will be understood”: One reason is that trying to understand others can show your kindness to others. Other people would be thankful, so it is easier for them to accept your ideas. On the other hand, it will let you think what other people think so that you can get to know them better. Therefore, your ideas would have a greater chance to be understood.
When we seek to understand others, we elevate the goodwill and team-work spirit. There is a stimulative effect that kicks in when people share this spirit. By seeking to understand others, we boost opportunity for fulfilling understanding between each other.
With the development and progress of the society, our government has paid great attention on constructing a harmonious society. To my way of thinking, it needs the joint efforts of every citizen to achieve this great goal.
As a nation renowned in the world for many of its virtues, our Chinese people have been practicing mutual help throughout the history. Just as the saying goes: “Help others, and you will be helped when you are in need.” To put it simply, those who are always ready to help others will certainly get a lot more back when they are in need of help, for everything in this world is mutual. Suppose once you were helped by a warm-hearted person, you would definitely feel grateful. Next time when someone else is in need of the same help as you, will you stand by and do nothing? Absolutely not!
I do hope that every one of us can bear in mind that actions speaks louder than words. After all, it is easier said than done. Only by practicing practical actions of mutual help, can our society be full of love and become more harmonious.