TOEFL Essay Topic 161 - People remember special gifts or presents that they have received. Why? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Normally, a person can live at least 70 years nowadays, which are more than 25 thousands days. Numerous things occur
Normally, a person can live at least 70 years nowadays, which are more than 25 thousands days. Numerous things occur and many gifts or presents are received during this period so that people cannot remember all of them. But people always remember some special gifts or presents that they have received. Is that magic? I think this phenomenon can be explained by the following two reasons.
In the first place, special gifts or presents are always related to special days or events that people cannot forget. For example, when a couple gets married, they are very happy because it is the destiny of their love. The wedding day is one of the most important and unforgotten days in their life. Suppose that each of them receives a wedding gift from the other on that day, how can they forget it? The gift is not only a gift, but also a beautiful memory of their love.
In the second place, people will have a deep impression on special gifts or presents they have received. People`s memory cannot be infinite enlarged. When it is full, the new one will overwrite old memory. As a result, people always forget old things. But if something special is written in the memory, this portion will be marked as inerasable, which means that people will never forget it. When receiving special gifts or presents, people will be very happy or surprised so that they will be burned in the memory forever.
In conclusion, people do not forget special gifts or presents that they have received not only because that those gifts are normally linked to special days or events, but also because those gifts will give people deep impression.