[Essay]Do you think success is important, or it is more important to remain happy and optimistic when you fail?

Question: Do you think success is important, or it is more important to remain happy and optimistic when you fail?

List of similar questions

  1. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement:

To remain happy and optimistic when you fail is more important than achieving success.


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  2. After analyzing and synthesizing, there are some similarities and differences points between essays. Here are main points:
    1. Optimistic attitude leads to success. All of the essays agree on this point of view.
      1. “Like I stated above, sometimes being optimistic could bring a man not only fortune but also success like…” [a]
      2. “To begin with, it is indisputable that optimistic attitude is indispensable for a successful man…” [b]
      3. “When we fail to fulfill our aim, we should remain happy until we achieve goals, since optimistic mood is an importance factor in achieving success.” [c]
    2. Happiness is more important than success.This reason is quite usable although some one cannot agree with the writer if he/she does not supplement persuasive reasoning. Actually, I think the term “happiness” here is another form or type of success. Therefore we cannot compare between these two terms.
      1. “Moreover, I strongly believed that happy happiness or being happy is far more indispensable than success.”  [a]
      2. Failure is inevitable. I see it’s a strong point since it’s a truth about life.
      3. “The fundamental reason is that failures are inevitable.” [c]
    3. Being happy helps lowering the negative impacts of failure on us. Another good point.
      1. “Secondly, to remain happy can help us to cast off the depression of failures.” [c]
    4. Remaining optimistic can get more than a success.
      1. “Nevertheless, comparing with the optimistic attitude, success is just a result.” [b]
      2. “So, optimistic attitude is helpful for an individual keep persistent when he encounter failure.” [c]. It’s just a supporting idea of the first point.
    5. The importance of process and result. 

Vocabulary and Expressions

  1. Source [a].
    1. Stumble.
    2. Hold such an attitude towards life.
    3. Plight.
    4. In a nutshell, keep happy even in the most tragic moment, lucky and success will come to meet us one day.
  2. Source [b].
    1. Though I admit that, to begin with, furthermore, finally, judging from what I mentioned above.
    2. Cultivate
    3. Embrace the challenge.
  3. Source [c].
    1. There’s an old saying “Failure is the mother of success.”
    2. Cast off the depression of failures.
    3. We should exchange grief to energy to be up against new questions, since indulging in dismay is helpless.
    4. Only have enough gasoline can the car achieve the purpose.