Is Stress a Bad Thing?
Directions： For this part you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the to//www.t262.com/picposition on the outline (given in Chinese) below：
I cant stand the pressure and competition， explained one friend of mine when asked why he decided to quit his highly-paid but demanding position in his company recently. My friend may have his own reasons， but I dont think his decision is wise in reality.
Its true that my friends case is not unique. In the last few years quite a number of men and women have chosen to do something less competitive at the cost of a comfortable， easy life a highly-paid job can obtain. They are afraid that the stresses and strains of work will rob them of joy and happiness and do them harm both physically and mentally. In fact， however， stress isnt the bad thing it is often supposed to be. Unless it gets out of control， a certain amount of stress is vital to provide motivation and challenge， and to give purpose and significance to an otherwise meaningless， idle life. People under stress tend to express their full range of potential and to actualize their own personal worththe very aim of a human life.