Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
People are taught that they should not go back on their decisions. In fact, our society supports the notion that to change your mind is evidence of weakness and unreliability, leading many people to say, “Once I decide, I decide!” But why do people make such a statement? If factors, feelings, and ideas change, isn’t the ability to make a new decision evidence of flexibility, adaptability, and strength?
Adapted from Theodore I.Rubin, Compassion and Self-Hate
Should people change their decisions when circumstances change, or is it best for them to stick with their original decisions?
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：change decisions, circumstances change, stick with, original
改变决定：Sometimes, the key factors that determined us to make the decisions have changed, making it unrealistic or impossible to stick with our original decisions.
坚持决定：As reliable and responsible individuals, we need to stick to our original decisions to make ourselves trustworthy. It is the spirit of contract.