I prefer to plan ahead and always be ready for tomorrow. First, I need to plan ahead to feel certain about myself. Sometimes life hits you hard. We must anticipate the troubles coming in our way in order to deal with them when problems present. For example, we must choose a major that has the most demand on the job market. This way we won’t waste our time on things that have little real life application. Second, planning ahead means I can always stay productive. I plan to not only finish my education with an outstanding grade, but also work a part-time job while I’m still a student so after I graduate, I’ll be able to have a resume that can impress my future employers.
A traditional story :Chang’e and Houyi
Chang'e is the Chinese goddess of the moon. The lunar exploration-orbiting spacecraft Chang'e 1 is named after her.
According to legend, Chang'e and her husband Houyi were immortals living in heaven. One day, the ten sons of the Jade Emperor transformed into ten suns, causing the earth to scorch. Having failed to order his sons to stop ruining the earth, the Jade Emperor summoned Houyi for help. Houyi, using his legendary archery skills, shot down nine of the sons, but spared one son to be the sun. The Jade Emperor was obviously not pleased with Houyi's solution to save the earth: nine of his sons were dead. As punishment, the Jade Emperor banished Houyi and Chang'e to live as mere mortals on earth.
Seeing that Chang'e felt extremely miserable over her loss of immortality, Houyi decided to journey on a long, perilous quest to find the pill of immortality so that the couple could be immortals again. At the end of his quest he met the Queen Mother of the West who agreed to give him the pill, but warned him that each person would only need half the pill tobecome immortal.
Houyi brought the pill home and stored it in a case. He warned Chang'e not to open the case and then left home for a while. Chang'e became too curious: she opened up the case and found the pill just as Houyi was returning home. She either accidentally or purposely swallowed the pill. She started to float into the sky because of the overdose. Chang'e kept on floating until she landed on the moon.
While she became lonely on the moon without her husband, she did have company，a jade rabbit.
What would you like to do with your extra money? Spend it on objects (like books, clothes) or on experiences (having holidays or going to concerts).
My preference goes to investing my money in enriching my experiences, because as what people usually say, the things that you have been through and the memory of them are what you should cherish the most. Like last time, I spent my spare money that I had been setting aside for over three months on the ticket to Jay Chou's concert and went to the concert with my old friends. Joyful tears wetted our faces as we heard some pieces that we had been listening to since we were just teenagers. Any objects can't compete with such a wonderful and memorable night.
Personally, I would choose to spend money on vacation instead of outfits. First off, I am the kind of person who likes new and exciting things and exploration. When travelling, I got a chance to talk to locals and get to know their culture, customs and way of living. By interacting with them I can broaden my horizons and have new perspectives on things. Eventually, traveling around makes me a well-rounded person. Additionally, it is not worth the money to buy new outfits since nobody judges you by the clothes you wear and frankly, even the most fashionable outfits will be out of date in just a few months.