Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment below:
Newness has become our obsession. Novelty is more interesting to us than continuing with whatever is "tried and true." We discard the old so we can acquire the most recent model, the latest version, the newest and most improved formula. Often, we replace what is useful just because it is no longer new. Not only with material goods but also with cultural values, we prefer whatever is the latest trend.
Should people always prefer new things, ideas, or values to those of the past?
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：The newest trend is what people like at the present. It can promote new development in the world.
反：Trend is too inconsistent and unreliable. People might make mistakes.
补：Being obsessed with new things is dangerous.