July 29, 2015 =========
☆ response 反応
Your response to an event or situation is your reaction to it. Usually we cannot change the situation or event, we cannot change what has happened, however we can decide our response to it.
For example, if you take the TOEIC test and get a lower score than you were aiming for, your response to this result is very important. If you get angry at yourself and tell yourself that you are no good at English, it is going to be very hard to get motivated to start studying English again whether it is for fun or for work.
On the other hand, if your response is more neutral, you might decide to spend time looking over the test and finding out what your strengths and weaknesses are. Once you know these, you can devise a plan to help you study and prepare better for the test next time.
The first response would leave you feeling quite blue, but the second response might motivate you and help you find your enthusiasm again. Our response to situations and events can make a big difference in what we achieve and in our happiness, don’t you agree?