Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment below:
Since we live in a global society, surely we should view ourselves as citizens of the whole world. But instead, people choose to identify and associate with smaller and more familiar groups. People think of themselves as belonging to families, nations, cultures, and generations—or as belonging to smaller groups whose members share ideas, views, or common experiences. All of these kinds of groups may offer people a feeling of security but also prevent them from learning or experiencing anything new.
Is there any value for people to belong only to a group or groups with which they have something in common?
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.
2. 审题关键词：global, groups, new
正: There is value for people to belong to only one group or groups that have something in common with them.
反: However, we should regard ourselves as global citizens.
补：We should treat ourselves as global citizens at the same time we admit that belonging to small groups has its value.