We’ve been featuring some of our students’ best writing from the May/June term. Last week, we highlighted writing from levels 1, 2, and 3. Today we hear from Kha, a Vietnamese student in last term’s Writing 4 class, with some thoughts about the importance of passion. Read the entire May/June issue of The Globe for more writing from all our students.

Have you ever felt very strongly about a person or something that you really like? Everyone has a passion inside of them. Anyone who has succeeded in making a name for themselves would probably state their passion for their work, craft, or industry as a reason for their success. There are many passions in our life. In my life, I have passion for my future which includes my job, learning English, and reading.

First, the job is the most important thing in our life. Everyone wants to be successful in their job. Though, everyone has a variety of jobs, whatever they want to do. Are you passionate about your job? Do you get excited every morning about going to work? In fact, if you are going to be your most successful, you have to be passionate. For example, everyday, you wake up in the morning to fight through traffic jams and get to the office. If you are passionate in your job, that behavior is normal for you. There are always going to be things that aren’t fun. Changing your mindset here can make it more fun, too. Instead of “doing the accounts” or “paying the bills”, call it something fun like “feeding the monkeys ”. In addition, ask yourself, “How are you going to play instead of going to work?” Bill Gates is passionate about his job. He was successful, and he is a famous person around the world because of Microsoft, the company which he created.

Second, people nowadays should study at least one foreign language to increase their abilities. English is an international language which is used officially all around the world. For instance, for me, I have been learning English for 7 years. When I studied in the middle school, I wanted to speak English well. By that time, I started to study English very hard. When I was in high school, I wanted to study abroad in the US. Because of this, I needed to develop a passion for English. Additionally, if I have great English skills, maybe I will get a lot of money from my job. I also could make a lot of friends around the world. In addition, English as a subject is the most popular in our life. We use it for science. When scientists in different countries want to communicate, they use English. We use it for business and relationships. Learning English is a passion in my life.

Finally, reading is one of the few activities that allows an individual to have visions, experiences, and emotion through their own sense of interpretation. Some people like to read different kinds of books. If you are a reader, you can learn everything from a book. Reading also allows development of the mind. For me, I can read in my free time or after school. It makes me feel comfortable after a long day. When I read a book, I feel like by reading my brain processes more information, and I expand my mind into learning new vocabulary. I read because I have so much to learn. It also helps me understand real life situations better.

In conclusion, we have a variety of passions in our life. Also, I have passion in my life, which includes my future job, learning English, and reading as I explained as above. Being passionate is important in life, but it can be a difficult deal, too. These are my passions, so I will give effort to my passions all of my life.

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