TOEFL Essay Topic 108 - Some people believe that the best way of learning about life is by listening to the advice of family and friends. Other people believe that the best way of learning about life is through personal experience. Compare the advantages of these two different ways of learning about life. Which do you think is preferable? Use specific examples to support your preference.
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Have you ever been on the top of the mountain and enjoyed the beautiful view? Have you ever met the big problem and felt bad mood? All of these I have experienced. How to reach a new success and avoid a failure are important to everyone. Studying about the life from your family and friends or from personal experience has different merits.
Studying the life from your family and friends will make you easy to understand and experience virtual life experience. From that, you will know why they success or fail in the particular situations and how to achieve your goals or avoid the failure in such cases. I remembered when I took the wheel study, my friend told me that I should be careful of the children when I back. I followed his advice and avoided the accident. One day I wanted to back the car, but I was not sure there was someone behind my car or not. I looked around the car, I found a kid play the ball behind my car. It was very dangerous if I did not take a look. The advice from your family or friends will make you avoid the accident easily.
Studying the life from your family and friends will also make you learn a lot of information in short period. You can learn a lot from your relatives or friends about their experience in one hour, but you can not experience all of them by your own self in such short period.
On the other side, personal experience will make you know how to deal with the cases in the reality by yourself and reach success or avoid failure. Real experience is different from the advice from other people. It is your treasure. You will know every step of your real experience and you will know the reasons of success or failure. For instance, my friend taught me how to repair the computer. One day my computer down, but I did not know how to do it. My friend’s advice is to reset up the computer by software. But I can not access the reset screen. There was something wrong with access pin number. I was stuck. I tried to forget my friend advice and did it by myself. I opened the computer and removed the clock battery and then I found that I could access the computer again. The real experience will make you obtain more than some virtual advice.
To be frankly, if letting me choose which way I would like to take to study the life experience, I would like to take learning the life from the family and friends. Because you can learn more knowledge in a short time, all knowledge you study from your relative or friends will benefit you in the future.