“Way to Blue. Everybody Hurts. Glad to be Unhappy.”
These were some of the chart-toppers announced on the radio while I was atthe barbershop a year ago. Quite depressing, huh.
I asked my brother, Joe, why songs that display such unhappiness reach thecharts. Joe is an established businessman who is always confident with hisviewpoints. He reacted quickly and questioned me in a matter-of-fact tone,“can’t you relate to the song?” He then confidently pointed to the Buddhists’explanation of happiness, explaining to me that happiness is never a constantstate, but rather only a temporary escape from suffering. While I respect theBuddhist explanation, I couldn’t help but ask: so what is keeping you fromexperiencing happiness? Joe lost his assertiveness when I mentioned this and hereplied, “While I gain acceptance from my peers and family, I feel like I’m anobody. These songs act as a route for me to escape. I don’t see happiness asattainable in my life.”
While Joe transformed from a confident speaker to a soft-spoken melancholicwithin a matter of a minute, my barber offered him a sympathetic smile. He spokeup. “I was exactly like you - once upon a time, I deceived myself into thinkingI was happy. I followed the majority’s norms of a stable job in brokerage andfelt I gained society’s acceptance. I was loved! But deep down, I loved songslike these because I felt so useless. I felt that whatever I did made nodifference in the world. I found an escape from this mainstream music as a meansof explaining myself. Then the next day, I’d put on my suit and be a nobodyagain.
Then I asked, but how about now? “Now?” The barber said, smiling. “Now, Idon’t think this music deserves its place on the charts.” He flipped over to hisplaylist and played us a song - “Mayfly” by Cheer Chen.
The lyrics goes “Everyday when we open our eyes, we are all mayflies.Living a simple life, chasing a dream vigorously, searching for nothing buthappiness.”
“I think this music deserves a place on the charts. I wish people couldsearch for happiness by only looking forward, and be brave enough neglect harshcriticisms and mockeries along the way - just like a mayfly. A mayfly only seeswhat is ahead of it - why else would their lives be so simple otherwise? Ibecame a barber because I wanted to attain happiness - sure, I experienceddisapproval from peers and such, but I did not want to become “a firefly withoutlight”. I find happiness when I mix with trendy young people that are eager tomake their customers look better - sure, some may not understand why this bringsme happiness, but does it matter?”
My brother Joe and I had a long conversation that evening. We debatedvigorously on our different values of happiness - while the conversation withthe barber relit my childhood dream of being a conductor, Joe still questionswhether stable happiness can achieved even if his dreams are fulfilled. Butultimately, we agreed that one should not let others decide your own standard ofhappiness. Don’t deceive yourself into sadness and despair; pick yourself up andfind your own definition of happiness. Thank you.
istinguished judges, teachers, dear friends:
Hello, everyone! My name is cheng xiang yan , I am a junior student comefrom life science institution .Today, I am very glad to stand here and sharewith you my most sincere speech‘Flying youth, master our future!’
Life is a process of growing up. Saying goodbye to childhood, we step intoanother important time of life in the pace of young, facing new situations,dealing with different problems.....
However, who can really say what the youth is ? A period of time? Abelief?An attitude to life? Or anything else? actually, everyone has hisownunderstanding of young, it is a period of time of beauty and wonders, onlyafter you have experienced the sour , sweet ,bitter and salty, can you reallybecome a person of significance.
Just like A famous poet said ‘ youth is a lovely song ,where nothing isimpossible ,youth is a meaningful book, you’ll be never bored of it ;youth is arapid river ,it keeps on flowing day and night ;youth is a cup of tea ,it showsyou different kinds of tastes in your life.
As youth is so precious, of course, we must treasure it .Don’t let thelimited time pass by, grasping the young will means a better time is waiting foryou in the near future.
So,It’s necessary for us to prepare ourselves well for the future to come.having a view on those great men in the history of hunman being, they all madefull use of their youth time to do things that are useful to society, to thewhole mankind, and as a consequence ,they are remembered by later generations,admired by everyone. so do something in the time of young, although you may notget achievements as these greatmen did ,though not for the whole world, just foryoueself, for those around! So, what should we do when we are young? Here,I’llpoint out some tips to help equip ourselves.
First of all,think of what you’d like to be some day. A teacher ? A doctor? A writer? Don’t afraid of dreaming of big and great .Since you are young , youcan dream of doing anything and becoming anyone in the future. What’s more ,never ignore the power of knowledge. Read more books and travel around. For onething, it can increase your knowledge, for another, it’ll broaden yourhorizon.
Last but not the least , stick to your dream. It easier said than done.After all, future is not all roses. young is just like blooming flowers, theyare so beautiful when blooming, which make people feel happy, but with timepassing by, after they withers ,most people think they are ugly. and so it isthe same with young, we are enthusiastic when we are young, then we may lose ourpassion when getting older and older. So we should have enough courage anddetermination to overcome all the difficulties in struggling on the road.
I firmly believe one sentence that‘If you think you can, of course youcan!’Just believe we can make it! Keep on walking towards our dream. Flyingyouth , master our future. From today, from now on , are you Ready ? That’s all.Thank you so much for your attention
Dear teachers, dear classmates, good morning, everyone!
The title of my speech today is: let the youth to become the most gloriousmemories.
From our play sound, the time from our naughty smile gently glides, betweenbetween us unprepared takes us into the youth.
I often think: what is youth? Would like the born the sun is shiningbright, or like the river pentium waves of passion, or will be like the eaglethat soar the skies free?
I think that youth is a finish a lot of songs, she will be romanticfeelings and severe reality intertwined, will be everybody"s heart dial. She, ismoving, like spring flowers, summer is warm; Like the autumn, winter daybusines. Youth, how beautiful!
Youth, if we figure always beautiful natural and unrestrained, behavioralways make public and unique personality. We want to make the dream of youthflying high, we want to make your life full of brilliance. So now we shouldseize every little dream, not because a little frustrated and stop chasingsteps. Even if we don"t have the ability to superman and great wisdom, we mustalso believe that as long as you work hard, there will be the future.
World-famous bridge expert MAO yisheng, born in poverty, 7 annual revenuesprimary school, 10 years old in high school, at the age of 15 into theuniversity, he studied hard, collected in the library information nearlythousands of words, there are exactly 200 this reading notes, walks to theUnited States, after only a year, get a master"s degree as the Dr Ricky firstengineering institute of technology, was only 24 years old, he can say to theglory of the youth set off to perfection. Zhou enlai as huangpu militaryacademy, director of the political department of only 25 years old, at the ageof 29 and led the nanchang uprising shocked the Chinese and foreign, become ageneration of outstanding statesman, revolutionist. Newton discovered gravity,23, 26 relativity, Einstein... Youth, is the eternal monument of their life!
Youth, spring flowers. The journey of life has just begun, is waiting forour sun, wind and rain, we are fully cherish this wonderful time! Let youth tobecome the most brilliant memory!
ladies and gentlemen:
my great pleasure to share my dream with you today.i have kept the dream in my mind for so long that whoever in the sun is able to live a happy life for ever.
i think this dream is deeply rooted in the future. as we can see, we are now not far away from violence, poverty, diseases, environmental pollution and even
wars. most of people are in need of what they have never enjoyed. however, i still can stick to my innermost dream, as i still can see the bright lights in
our future. i believe, there will be a day when those from the rich counties are really willing to share what they have with those from the poor countries; there will be a day when we are surprised to find that the word poverty has long been out of our memories; there will be a day when we are together to share our dreams and we will all contribute to making our common dreams come true.
i will not just wait but to take action to live in my dream.
Good morning boys and girls, It’s a great pleasure for me/It’s nice to to give you a speech here. Nowadays mastering a foreign language is very helpful in our daily life. I feel it a great honor to share my opinions about English learning with you.
Firstly, I believe it is useful to remember as many sentence patterns as possible.
Secondly, we should try our best to read more English newspapers and magazines after class, which helps to improve our reading abilities. Besides, TV programmes are of great help to us.
Last but not least, it’s necessary for us to communicate with foreign friends as much as possible and increase our awareness of foreign cultures, which can also help to improve our English. However, sometimes I find it difficult to pronounce some English words correctly. I would appreciate it if someone could give me some advice. Thanks for your attention
Music comes with us. Where there is life, there is music. Where there is music, there is hope. It lies in everyday life, in everyone"s life, in everything we see, in everything we hear-- in the rhythm of the sea, in the whisper of a gentle wind, in the melody of a bird"s singing, in the harmony of village chimes.
You can hear music wherever you may go . A man who doesn"t know music will lose half the world. A nation that pays little or no attention to music will be a sad nation. A world without music would be the one for the dead and devils.
So dear friends, let"s open our arms to embrace music and enjoy it throughout our lives. Love music and love life.
Opera combines music and drama. It tells a story, and the singers must also act. Operas have lavish stage sets (scenery) and fancy costumes. Many operas also feature huge choruses, dance numbers, and brilliant displays of the singers’ voices.
Thrilling operas include Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, Carmen by Georges Bizet, and Rigoletto and Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. These operas all have tragic endings.
Some operas are lighter in spirit and even comic. They generally end happily. Gioacchino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is an example of a comic opera. The light operas of Gilbert and Sullivan and other composers are sometimes called operettas. In the United States, operetta changed into a popular form—the musical. The musical is a play that has songs, choruses, and dances in its story.
Many operas feature dances or long passages played by instruments that actually interrupt the action. That’s how the symphony originated. It started out as an instrumental introduction to 18th-century Italian opera. Symphonies then became all the rage in Germany and Austria.
The symphony is a composition written for orchestra. It generally has four contrasting sections, or movements. In a performance, there is plenty to look at because of the fantastic array of instruments.
Famous symphony composers include Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Peter Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler, and Dmitry Shostakovich.
First, I want to ask you a question; What does family mean? Someone told me: It means Father And Mother, I Love You.
Today I am very happy to stand here to express my opinion to my dear parents. First, I want to say thank you to my mom and dady .Without you, I would not enjoy such a colorful life. You both love me for ever and never leave me alone when I was in trouble. Thank you. Mom and dady, thank you. When I was in my hard time, you are my tender sunshine which encourages me to hold on and never give up. And now I am too excited .I dont know how to express my true feeling with limited words. What I know is that without you my life will be filled with endless suffering and mistake .
delicacies are tasty, but eating everyday can still make one lose appetite.happiness is what everyone longs for, but too much happiness can spoil peoplewho may not care about the happiness they already have. it"s universal to livein happiness without knowing it. the same is true with love. very few people canlove the same person passionately all their lives. all love stories come to anend no matter how beautiful they are, which also demonstrate the changeabilityof love. what one has been chasing wildly may turn into something one wants toget rid of desperately in the end. besides, love is usually blind, especiallythose who fall in love at the first sight. at the very beginning, both try todemonstrate their beautiful side and cover up their weakness. fooled by themysterious color of love, one often mistakes the weaknesses as merits. however,as time passes by, frequent contacts make one bored, and even merits becomedefects, and then the end of love is coming. what"s more, there are thecapricious men and women who never take love seriously, leaving the devoted onessuffering alone. the saying that the devoted is always abandoned by theheartless has almost become the truth of love affairs. what we can"t neglect isthat love may turn into hatred, and lovers may also become enemies. the bestproof is the numerous divorces.
even though true love is hard to find nowadays, we still can see some trueand infatuated boys and girls who readily give up their families, their parents,their studies, their careers and even their lives for love. they love sopassionately, crazily and wildly that they hate anyone who is against theirlove, and may even harm or kill him if he insists on his objection.
In may, there is always a kind of feelings, always have a firm belief inrising. 16 candles lit up the youth milestone in the life journey, we met in thestarting line of youth, for it made a regretless promise Duan Shaohua years,ready to go
Youth is like a eagle flying high, tirelessly, towards the sea of clouds oneach level advance, regardless of the ups and downs, and how much heart, how bigis the heaven and earth. We in the wide world singing the music of youth, flyingdreams of youth. We use of unremitting efforts, the endless pursuit, showing thepower of youth.
Life gives us a huge and unlimited noble gift, this is youth: full ofpower, full of expectation, ambition for knowledge and struggle, full of hopeand confidence of youth!
Finally, I want to use liang qichao"s words to end today"s speech: "youngwisdom is the wisdom, is the young rich national wealth, young strong a countryis strong, young is the progressive, young males in the earth, the male in theearth." Let"s spread the sweat, drink pick-up, chew one with difficulty,
Let youth burning under the red flag. Wish every young man holding his owndream, to shoulder their responsibilities, constantly have ridden on the voyageof life, forge ahead!
When we teenagers are rocking our bodies with the beat of rock music, when we enjoying a glass of coke, when we are surfing on the Internet, our parents always show their disapproval. In parents’ points of view, we teenagers always go astray and do not pay enough attention to our studies. We teenagers, however, always want to lead our own ways of life. That’s why there are so many disagreements between parents and us. On the other hand, we teenagers are always treated as kids, even though we are already “young adults.” We have to accept their points of view on the world, for they want to protect us from making any mistakes. This kind of appearance is what we called the generation gap.
There are a number of teenagers in our real society are annoyed at the generation gap between our parents and us. Why do we have these disagreements? In my opinion, what really matters is that communication or trust between some parents and their children prove to be difficult.
In fact, there are always many things difficult to judge whether they are right or not. Can we say that classical music is absolutely better than rock? Can we say that coke is better than any other drinks? What is more, surfing on the Internet does not mean that we are going to overlook our lessons, because Internet can be a useful tool to eich our knowledge and improve our studies. If we build up more trust and understanding by communicating with our parents, if our parents can learn to understand the way we think and do things, or meet us half way at the right time, the generation gap may be narrowed. What is also important is that we should be contained to make mistakes, which we can learn much from. As the saying goes, mistakes are the nutrient for growing up.
All in all, I’d like to say, let us work towards a better communication, trust and understanding.Long live the understanding!
Thanks for your attention.
The times are not renewed, and everything is changing. New things are springing up, replacing old things, dusty and old.
Music, the topic that never falls behind, has become the theme of today. New music has entered the eyes of people, into the hearts of people. But there are many people who reject the voice of this new era". Maybe time is the maker of all this. Many people think that today"s pop music is very messy, completely lost the characteristics of art, lost the elegance of art. Actually, it"s not like that. It"s just that people wear tinted glasses to look at the popular music that young people think of.
Such as: now set off the drum "hip-hop" music fashion. Many people think that Sunnyvale is talking about songs, without artistic value. But is that really the case? My interpretation of art seems wrong.
Different people, different things, different times, different environments, different mood created different understanding of music.
The trend of music is constantly updated. Indeed, the old songs are pleasant to hear and listen to, but the music of the new trend is not always the beginning of an art Canon So why do we always have to xxit?
Pop music combines a new and unique interpretation of the art of youth today: youth, upward, full of true feelings, vitality, authenticity...... These are the unique charms of pop music!
The new generation of music creators, with their own dedication and love for music, will be their own ideas, as well as to life, to the world, to human nature...... It is the creativity embodied in pop music that integrates the ordinary bits and pieces of life into the music and creates the unique works.
New singers, they use the understanding of music, singing the interpretation of music. I think these multifarious musical interpretations should not be excluded. Yes, true art has no borders, nor should it be bound by time.
There is no contradiction between classical and popular, they are different types of music performance. Classical music has made China"s history more glorious for thousands of years, and pop music has made the young people infatuated with it. This is the irresistible charm of music. "Star chasing" has become the trend of fashion, pop music is a wide range of universal embodiment. This shows music to most people"s favorite. Music changes from "elegance" to "ordinary"". This makes art a popular enjoyment, and this is the fruits of music coming to people in just a few years.
That"s enough to prove how much glamour and appeal the pop music has! It has reached the popularity of art, to promote more and more people to devote themselves to art, to participate in music, to use their own understanding of music to edify sentiment.
Music, into the popular era, pop music can not be denied!