Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment below:
Many people believe that our government should do more to solve our problems. After all, how can one individual create more jobs or make roads safer or improve the schools or help to provide any of the other benefits that we have come to enjoy? And yet expecting that the government—rather than individuals—should always come up with the solutions to society's ills may have made us less self-reliant, undermining our independence and self-sufficiency.
Should people take more responsibility for solving problems that affect their communities or the nation in general?
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：responsibility, community
正：We are all an inseparable part of the community and nation as a whole. Thus, the society’s ill should be everyone’s problem.
反：We pay taxes to government so that they can help us solve the problems of the society. Otherwise, there is no point of having the government.
补：Neither should we rely solely on government nor ourselves to solve the problems. Instead, we should be responsible citizens of the country.