As is symbolically illustrated in the cartoon, a young student is sitting in front of a computer. Browsing a course selective system on line, he is considering whether to choose courses with new knowledge, emphasizing on innovation and having difficulty or to choose courses that are easy to pass with high scores and little homework. The caption indicates: “ Selecting courses”.
The portrayal is intended to tell us that when people face an either-or choice, some are intimidated by difficulties and take a shortcut, while others deem them as good opportunities to strengthen their will. For one thing, the struggle with difficulties will lead you out of the impasse to a brilliant future. For instance, in 1993, J. K. Rowling, unemployed and with clinical depression, had even planned to commit suicide in despair. Fortunately, she did not give up, and it was under such circumstances that she began to create what later became the best-selling Harry Potter series. For another, difficulties also teach people to cherish their life. But for the hardships in her life, Helen Keller wouldn’t have written the famous article Three Days to See.
In summary, difficulty is an unavoidable part of everyone’s life, and the triumph over it will make you an unbeatable person. Just as the famous German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in his Twilight of the Idols: “What does not destroy me makes me stronger.”
deem认为、相信、unemployed失业的、待业的、下岗的、clinical 临床的、depression 抑郁症、commit suicide 自杀、in despair 绝望中、
这幅漫画旨在告诉我们，当人们面临非此即彼的选择时，一些人被困难吓倒并走捷径，另一些人却将困难看作磨炼意志的绝佳机会。首先，与困难搏斗将带你走出困境，走向光明的未来。例如，1993 年 J.K. 罗琳处于失业状态，且患有抑郁症，在绝望中她甚至企图自杀。幸运的是，她没有放弃希望，而且正是在这种状态下她开始创作后来成为畅销书的《哈利·波特》系列。此外，困难教会人们珍惜生活。如果没有生命中的磨难，海伦·凯勒就不可能写出著名的文章《假如给我三天光明》。