Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
The making of illusions—misleading images or ideas that appear to be authentic or true—has become the primary business of our society. Included in this category are not only the false promises made by advertisers and politicians but all of the activities which supposedly inform, comfort, and improve us, such as the work of our best writers and our most influential leaders. These promises and activities only encourage people to have unrealistic expectations and to ignore facts.
Adapted from Daniel J. Boorstin, The Image
Are people overly influenced by unrealistic claims and misleading images?
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：unrealistic claims, misleading images
正：They have created too many false hopes for people. Eventually, we will realize that they are merely illusions.
反：It is hopes, even they are false hope, that drive us to move forwards. We cannot live without them.
补：There is no such thing as complete truth. As long as they have given us hope, it is enough.