Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment below:
Sometimes it is necessary to challenge what people in authority claim to be true. Although some respect for authority is, no doubt, necessary in order for any group or organization to function, questioning the people in charge-even if they are experts or leaders in their fields-makes us better thinkers. It forces all concerned to defend old ideas and decisions and to consider new ones. Sometimes it can even correct old errors in thought and put an end to wrong actions.
Is it important to question the ideas and decisions of people in positions of authority?
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 observation.
2. 审题关键词：question, authority
正：Authorities are not always right. Without questioning them, we can never break away from the past and discover new things.
反：Authorities have more experience and expertise to help us understand things better.
补：Authorities can be wrong sometimes. Yet questioning everything they say is no more harmful than accepting what they believe.