These days we often hear about the widening gap between the rich and poor. Some argue that developed world has totally ignored the problem.
Perhaps the most dangerous phenomenon gripping the nation today is official corruption, which is pervasive in all levels of government.
The two major challenges facing China today center on maintaining sustained economic growth and feeding its growing population of over 12 billion people with only seven percent of the world's cultivable land. Despite the monumental difficulties involved, Chinese people will undoubtedly exhibit their indefatigable resilience and achieve great success in both regards.
Never before in history has the issue of over population been more evident than now.
We do, in fact,have a long way to go to reach our final goal, but achieving some remains well within the realm of possibility.
A famous thinker once wrote that "the greatest threat to mankind is mankind itself!" If this is indeed the case, then the current situation should make us ponder our future existence.
Years of observing human behavior has enabled me to conclude that the major difference between mediocrity and success lies solely with the individual concerned. Successful individuals consistently seek advancement, while their less industrious contemporaries are merely content with the status quo.
While achieving success is easier said than done, persistence does in fact pay off. One of the most important traits of a successful person is self-confidence, another is desire, and still another is determination.
Claiming a lack of opportunities is nothing more than a superficial excuse for justifying failure. The fundamental reason for failure is most often the lack of drive on the part of the individual involved.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, is a classic example of success.
History abounds with great men worthy of adulation and emulation.
What has sparked the increasing interest in exercise? For one thing, people have gained a greater awareness of the need for physical fitness. For another, the constantly improving standard of living enables Chinese people to patronize the increasing number of recreational venues. The main thing perhaps centers on the health care and psychological benefits exercise provides.
The explanation for the phenomenon of the rising teenage suicide rate involves many complicated factors. Some attribute the rise to an overemphasis on early success, others point to mounting peer pressure,and still others to confusion over changing social values.
Child development depends on a number of factors, both physical and psychological. Correct parental nurturing from infancy through adolescence determines both the physical and mental profile of a mature individual.
Television violence has contributed directly to rising crime,as evidenced by statistics showing a dramatic rise in copycat crimes.
One of the most common failures of people today is to avoid telling the truth.People must realize that avoidance and lying have never in the past and, in fact, never will right a wrong.
However great the will to achieve, and however great the demand to succeed, one should never abandon his/her moral and social consciousness.
Just imagine how great the word would be if we would only exhibit greater concern for our fellowman.
It is rare to find a person willing to totally abandon the comforts of life simply to help others.
Personal experience has taught that kindness to others pays untold dividends.
We must avoid overindulgence and conspicuous consumption. We must instead continue to recognize the benefits of thrift in order to protect our new found prosperity.