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TOEFL Essay Topic 40 - The expression "Never, never give up" means to keep trying and never stop working for your goals. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Author: mayo | Date: April 14, 2018 | Score: 5

Different languages have different kinds of expressions to encourage people. However, "never, never give up" would be one of the most common and popular expressions across various cultures and languages. I am also familiar with the expression in my first language Japanese. From my personal experi...

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Many teachers tend to teach their students never-give-up mentalism. And also the trainers at major of companies will say “never give up, till you reach your goal! ”. I will disagree with this attitude since following reasons.

First of all, no one knows where his or her goal is always. Probably, many of us set the wrong goal which is not adequate for you or not suitable for you. Many people want to set and run for their goals. However, I strongly believe that it is always quite hard for the human being to set the appropriate goal of life. For example, the famous and popular film director Akira Kurosawa had not been thinking to be a file director at first. He was willing to be a painter. As same, Michael Jordan, who is the legend of American basketball, was first playing as the baseball player. They accomplished because they changed their goal of life. If they did not change or give up their first goals, they could end up as an ordinary person. Therefore, I am sure that we should change our goals instead of never-giving-up.

By contrast, many people have succeeded in chasing with one goal that they set. However, I believe that they have given up at some point. Of course, they chased one goal. But they changed the way they did.

This is my second reason why I disagree with the idea of not-giving-up-is-important. As you know, founder of Apple Computer, Steve Jobs, once kicked out from his company. After that, he started Pixar, which is one of the most famous animation film company in the world. He learned about contents business at there. And after he was back in Apple, he produced iPhone, most famous smartphone. The most interesting and astonishing point of iPhone is that the company started application store for iPhone. They used to be a computer maker. After iPhone, they had become the platform of the application contents. Jobs stacked with information technology business, but he changed the way he chased his goal.

Since the reasons mentioned above, I definitely believe that we should give up and change our goals or the way we chase our goals.

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