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Good sense of humor - the most important characteristic to be successful in life


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Jul 9, 2010, 08:01am   #
In my opinion the most important characteristic that a person should have to be successful in life is a good sense of humor. One might be intelligent, honest and kind but when all goes wrong the best way to tackle with difficulties is approaching to them optimistically.
To begin with, the whole existing in the world is a rivalry where really often you are on the weaker side. You can lose your job after years of trying to achieve professional acknowledgement, or you can look as a straggler after failing at an exam. The important thing is never to give up and not to take everything personal. People who manage to overcome the "being down in the dumps" feeling are the ones who succeed.
Moreover, who does not admire those who make others laughing out loud? If you can amuse your friends, they will always be delighted to spend their time with you which is a personal achievement. Secondly, communication with others will be a lot more fluent. You become more attractive to colleagues, friends and acquaintances. Not mentioning that one of the key moments in a love relationship is making your partner laughing.
Critics of my position may say that this kind of people cannot approach adequately to a serious situation or crisis and do not have a realistic image of life. But I think that those who claim this should distinguish acting carelessly between acting calmly. Worrying too much will only cause you a headache and you will struggle more until finding the best solution.
To sum up, I strongly believe that the sense of humor is the most important characteristic one should have in order to be successful. In other words, "When life gives you lemons, twist some and peel into a martini.".

Jul 9, 2010, 01:33pm   #
Hi.
here are my comments:

To begin with, the whole exisence in the world is a rivalry where really often you are on the weaker side.

People who manage to overcome the "being down in the dumps" feeling are the ones who succeed.
People overcoming "being down in the dumps" feeling succeed. - this is just a suggestion though, since your version is also correct.

Secondly, communication with others will be a lot more fluent, because one becomes more attractive to colleagues, friends and acquaintances. - again it is a suggestion.

Critics of my position may say that this kind of people - what kind of people? - cannot approach adequately to a serious situation or crisis and do not have a realistic image of life. - why?

Worrying too much will only cause you a headache and you will struggle more until finding the best solution. - It can be inferred from the sentence that you are against finding the best solution. Why? Is it bad?

in my opinion you deviate from the topic of the essay in your theses statement and first paragraph. You discuss more the necessity to stay optimistic and not to give up rather than the importance of sense of humor.
Hi,
here is my adjustment.

or you can look as a straggler after failing at an exam : you can look like
not to take everything personal: do not

Secondly: i didnot see your firstly

That's all for me. I aslo learn alot from your excellent ideas
...best way to tackle with difficulties is approaching to them optimistically.
To begin with, the whole existing in the world is the whole world is a rivalry where you really often are on the weaker side. ---- what a brilliant idea this is! Thanks so much for sharing this idea. The fact that the world is a big rivalry is very intriguing.

Actually, a rival is someone you compete with more than with other people. So, you and I can have a rivalry, but the whole world is a grand competition. Still, I like the way you call it a rivalry. It is poetic and interesting.

You can lose your job after years of trying to achieve professional acknowledgment, or you can look as like a straggler after failing at an exam.

Not to mention, one of the key moments in a love relationship is making your partner laughing.--- this is my correction, but actually it is not exactly correct. If you want to have perfect grammar, use "not to mention" as part of the previous sentence:

You become more attractive to colleagues, friends and acquaintances -- not to mention, one of the key moments in a love relationship is making your partner laughing.
Truly, I think the phrase "not to mention" is confusing. It might be best to avoid using it! :-)



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