Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment below:
We do not take the time to determine right from wrong. Reflecting on the difference between right and wrong is hard work. It is so much easier to follow the crowd, going along with what is popular rather than risking the disapproval of others by voicing an objection of any kind.
Adapted from Stephen J. Carter, Integrity
Is it always best to determine one's own views of right and wrong, or can we benefit from following the crowd?
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：right and wrong, follow the crowd
自己判断对错：It is good to live with principles because your own conscience can prevent you from doing the wrong things.
随波逐流：Following the crowd can prevent you from being blamed by others for not having the same values with them.