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作者:Liu Zhiyu
  【Abstract】Being optimistic can help us get through the plight. Parents often tell their children to be optimistic. There are also many examples to prove that optimists achieve their goal. However, over?鄄optimism does nothing but harm to us. This passage mainly argues about why we need to be optimistic, the influence of over?鄄optimism and what we should do.
  【Keywords】over?鄄optimism; harm; double?鄄edged sword; optimism
  【中圖分类号】G78 【文献标识码】A 【文章编号】2095-3089(2019)12-0087-01
  We now live in a society where everyone wants to win, but it is not easy to achieve that goal. How? Your parents may tell you: “Don’t worry, dear. Remember that Where there is a will, there is a way.” The idiom can also be translated as “Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.” That is one of the aspects of optimism, which is now admired by the majority of our society.
  There is no doubt that we can benefit a lot from holding an optimistic attitude. A frustrated man can overcome disappointing situation by viewing his situation from an optimistic point. We have all heard the story of The Last Leaf that the girl finally regained hope and was cured. If she had been pessimistic, she would have died. The power of optimism is also strong in reality. Helen Keller, Stephen Hawking and many famous disabled people like them all have strong and optimistic hearts, which helped them get out of adversity and become successful in specific fields. That’s why we all admire optimism. Optimism is regarded as a kind of panacea. It seems that we can overcome all the barriers on our way to success as long as we are optimistic.
  Can an ambitious and optimistic man really gain everything that he wants? I don’t think so. Being optimistic is a double?鄄edged sword. We may easily fall into a wrong path of over?鄄optimism if we can’t reach a certain degree. From my perspective, over?鄄optimismdoes nothing but harm to us.
  Being over?鄄optimistic is not good for our personal development. People will be overconfident about their ability. For students, sometimes they may have a same feeling that they can do well, even achieve the highest goal, in the test tomorrow. Unfortunately, the result usually can’t reach their expectation. As a student, I also experienced such “nightmare”. The reason for the bad performance is that they overestimate themselves so that they may not pay much attention on preparing the test. For graduates, over?鄄optimism also hurt them. According to a recent psychological research, many of the graduates who were over optimistic about their future careers before graduation don’t have as much salary as those who have an awareness of hardship. Their future careers are also less stable.