Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
Nobody wants to be called old-fashioned or be considered out of touch with current trends and thinking. But there is something to be said for holding on to old ideas and customs, even if they may not be in fashion at the moment. People are too easily impressed by anything new and trendy—the latest television show, or music group, or technological gadget. They place too much emphasis on newness without bothering to look at something’s real value.
Do people place too much value on newness?
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.
正：Many people are inclined to think that new is better. They are the slaves of trends.
反：But some people still hold on to traditions.
补：Tradition is not necessarily the equivalence to bad. Consistency is also important.