题目:Is it better to be passionate in something or emotionally detached?




  类似题目:(2008.12) Can people have too much enthusiasm?

  (2010.3) Is moderation an obstacle to achievement and success?

  (2009.5) Should people let their feelings guide them when they make

  important decisions?

  Prompt 1

  Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.

  In decision making, we usually follow a reasoned process: weighing pros and cons, talking things over with a friend, and drawing on our past actions and experiences. In snap judgments—decisions that we make on the spot, with no reflection beforehand—we do not follow such a methodical decision-making process. Everything tells us that relying on snap judgments is unwise. We make such decisions, however, because they ultimately work out better than decisions to which we give a lot of thought.

  Assignment: Are snap judgments better than decisions to which people give a lot of thought? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations