as two men were about to be sent into prison, the warden let each of them make a demand. the american loved smoking, so he wanted three boxes of cigars; while the jew said all he needed was a telephone to contact with people outside of the prison. two years later, the first out was the american who still had many cigars in his hands and pockets but was crying: “give me some matches!” then the jew walked out, he shook hands with the warden and said: “thank you for the phone, it made my business increase by 200%.”
what do you think of this story? life today is what you’ve decided years ago, and so is the future: your decisions today will affect your destiny years later. now i have two things to choose from: to go abroad, to find myself a decent job after graduation or to further my study as a postgraduate. i haven’t worked out an answer to this question yet, but i know that whatever i do will directly affect my future.
an indian once said life is just like a game of cards, the cards in your hand represent opportunities, while the way you play decides the result you’ll get. looking back in history, during world war ⅱ, churchill who led the british people resolved to expect “blood, toil, tears and sweat”. they won the victory then. today shenzhou 5 took the first chinese astronaut into space. i am sure that later there’ll be more spacecrafts, like shenzhou 6,7 and 8
so what does the future look like? no one can tell. but i know the choice is yours, the future is now. make good use of everyday, a man can achieve greater successes, a country can gain prosperity and the whole world can be united, as it has never been before.