Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
People distinguish between knowledge and action and pursue them separately, believing that one must know everything about a problem before one can take any action on it. This idea that people should put knowledge first and save action for later is not new. There have always been people who waste precious hours of their lives in this manner, saying that they will wait until they truly know all there is to know before putting their knowledge in practice.
Adapted from Wang Yang-ming, cited in A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy
Is it better for people to know everything they can about something before taking action, or should they act first and get more information later?
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：knowledge, action, practice
正：People should know everything first before they act.
反：However, acting first and getting more information later also works.
补：Both getting the knowledge first and acting first have its advantages.