Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
Both in society and in our own lives, today’s problems are serious and require serious solutions. Increasingly, however, people are taught to laugh at things that aren’t usually funny and to cope with difficult situations by using humor. They are even advised to surround themselves with funny people. There is strong evidence that laughter can actually improve health and help fight disease.
Adapted from Marshall Brain, “How Laughter Works”
Is using humor the best way to approach difficult situations and problems?
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：humor, difficult situation and problems
正：Humor helps you maintain a positive attitude towards life.
反：Difficult situations require serious solutions.
补：Humor is an attitude and wisdom, not something you can learn easily.