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My View on "Chicken Soup for the Soul"

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As we grow older, we tend to read and hear more and more motivating sayings, which are usually named "Chicken Soup for the Soul". Theoretically speaking, we should be encouraged and inspired by them and have the desire to love ourselves as well as the whole world. However, as far as I'm concerned, we ought to keep a critical attitude towards these seemingly inspiring "gold sentences".

Here is a story.

Once a billionaire who got to an island to spend his vacation saw a fisherman lying in the shadow of a tree. Then he asked, "why don't you work?" "Why should I keep working so hard?" responded the fisherman with relaxation. "You can make a lot of money through your hardship, then you can have a leisure time under a shady tree," answered the billionaire. "I already did it," said the fisherman.

We can tell this is a representative essay of "Chicken Soup for the Soul".Then, what is the main idea the essay aims at conveying to us? It is not advisable to work hard as the poor and the rich actually have the same life. Admittedly, we can't deny that this positive attitude makes sense to some extent because we should not attach our happiness to the possession of money only. Nevertheless, I don't advocate this kind of life as hard working provides us not only money, but also more choices and senses of self-worth. On the contrary, what the fisherman can get is the shadow only.

In conclusion, we should learn to regard the world rationally and have our own point of view towards some controversial issues rather than follow the other's opinion unreasonably.

Post comment Comment (24 replies)

Reply Alisana 2017-12-2 21:23
Since we are adults, we should have the ability to think independently. Although, there must be some trues in most of those motivating words, we should keep clam and learn those good and benificial word. It is unnecessacery for us to know all.
Reply koofun 2017-12-2 21:37
Everything has the pros and cons. Chicken Soup for the Soul should be helpful and strengthen our mind. But sometimes, it cannot help us at all. And it would transform itself into Poisonous Chicken Soup. So we need to learn how to filter out some parts.
Reply Cora28 2017-12-2 21:58
To be honest, I always don't like "chicken soup for the soul", I think these sentences cannot touch and motivate me any more. On the contrary, some words called "poisonous chicken soup" often promote me to do something and go ahead. We have heard many soft words and what we need more are some brutal words.
Reply 日轮月晷 2017-12-2 22:20
I can't agree more.Sometimes,the tellers want us to follow or not follow their steps by saying a story about himself.However,the condition is that we all different not only in education we get but also what kind of experience we have meet. Even inthe future ,nobody knows what's gonna be happen.We may working hard to chase property or we may have a lot of leisure time but lead to a rather poor condition.That is what we chose and what we prefered.None of their business.
Reply Leon-Peace 2017-12-2 23:12
Honestly, I dis like drink this kind of soup long time ago. However, when I experience various matters, a point has to be realized is that we have to face the problems we faced instead of dealing with it by a kind of unpratical method. And not every "soup" has been avioded, when we are in anxious mood, it's helpful to take this kind of soup.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 12:51
Alisana: Since we are adults, we should have the ability to think independently. Although, there must be some trues in most of those motivating words, we shoul ...
When I was in high school, I was inclined to sink into sadness and the numerous "chicken soup for the soul" actually did not help me out at all. On the contrary, only when I concentrate on my study did I get rid of all my grief.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 12:56
koofun: Everything has the pros and cons. Chicken Soup for the Soul should be helpful and strengthen our mind. But sometimes, it cannot help us at all. And it ...
Someone has said that "chicken soup for the soul" is the soft love from mothers. As we all know, everyone's development and growth need love from both father and mother.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 12:56
koofun: Everything has the pros and cons. Chicken Soup for the Soul should be helpful and strengthen our mind. But sometimes, it cannot help us at all. And it ...
Someone has said that "chicken soup for the soul" is the soft love from mothers. As we all know, everyone's development and growth need love from both father and mother.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 12:56
koofun: Everything has the pros and cons. Chicken Soup for the Soul should be helpful and strengthen our mind. But sometimes, it cannot help us at all. And it ...
Someone has said that "chicken soup for the soul" is the soft love from mothers. As we all know, everyone's development and growth need love from both father and mother.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 12:56
koofun: Everything has the pros and cons. Chicken Soup for the Soul should be helpful and strengthen our mind. But sometimes, it cannot help us at all. And it ...
Someone has said that "chicken soup for the soul" is the soft love from mothers. As we all know, everyone's development and growth need love from both father and mother.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 12:56
koofun: Everything has the pros and cons. Chicken Soup for the Soul should be helpful and strengthen our mind. But sometimes, it cannot help us at all. And it ...
Someone has said that "chicken soup for the soul" is the soft love from mothers. As we all know, everyone's development and growth need love from both father and mother.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 12:56
koofun: Everything has the pros and cons. Chicken Soup for the Soul should be helpful and strengthen our mind. But sometimes, it cannot help us at all. And it ...
Someone has said that "chicken soup for the soul" is the soft love from mothers. As we all know, everyone's development and growth need love from both father and mother.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 12:57
koofun: Everything has the pros and cons. Chicken Soup for the Soul should be helpful and strengthen our mind. But sometimes, it cannot help us at all. And it ...
Someone has said that "chicken soup for the soul" is the soft love from mothers. As we all know, everyone's development and growth need love from both father and mother.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 13:05
Cora28: To be honest, I always don't like "chicken soup for the soul", I think these sentences cannot touch and motivate me any more. On the contrar ...
I agree with you and I think the essay of" chicken soup for the soul" always confuse us and make us tired. The effect if those essays exert on us is far less than the comfort from the sunshine.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 13:14
日轮月晷: I can't agree more.Sometimes,the tellers want us to follow or not follow their steps by saying a story about himself.However,the condition is that we  ...
Actually, everyone grows up under different context and certainly has variable experience. Therefore, it is absorb to tell someone else how to deal with a problem according to his own experience only.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 13:14
日轮月晷: I can't agree more.Sometimes,the tellers want us to follow or not follow their steps by saying a story about himself.However,the condition is that we  ...
Actually, everyone grows up under different context and certainly has variable experience. Therefore, it is absorb to tell someone else how to deal with a problem according to his own experience only.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 13:14
日轮月晷: I can't agree more.Sometimes,the tellers want us to follow or not follow their steps by saying a story about himself.However,the condition is that we  ...
Actually, everyone grows up under different context and certainly has variable experience. Therefore, it is absorb to tell someone else how to deal with a problem according to his own experience only.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 13:14
日轮月晷: I can't agree more.Sometimes,the tellers want us to follow or not follow their steps by saying a story about himself.However,the condition is that we  ...
Actually, everyone grows up under different context and certainly has variable experience. Therefore, it is absorb to tell someone else how to deal with a problem according to his own experience only.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 13:14
日轮月晷: I can't agree more.Sometimes,the tellers want us to follow or not follow their steps by saying a story about himself.However,the condition is that we  ...
Actually, everyone grows up under different context and certainly has variable experience. Therefore, it is absorb to tell someone else how to deal with a problem according to his own experience only.
Reply kayla007 2017-12-3 13:14
日轮月晷: I can't agree more.Sometimes,the tellers want us to follow or not follow their steps by saying a story about himself.However,the condition is that we  ...
Actually, everyone grows up under different context and certainly has variable experience. Therefore, it is absorb to tell someone else how to deal with a problem according to his own experience only.
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