Last Sunday afternoon, Ji Ruisheng and I ran to our school canteen together.


By the time we arrived at the entrance to the building, Grade One and Grade Two were already in there. As you know, three floors of the canteen serve meals normally, but on Sunday only two floors stay open. As we stepped into the second floor, there had been long queues at the counters. Realising it would take us ages, we decided to try our luck on the fourth floor. When we rushed in, we were greeted by hordes of students. Therefore, we had no choice but to quickly retreat to the second floor and to join a line there.


After we had been in line for a while, Ji suggested that we go to the shop to get snacks instead of buying a meal in the canteen. This time, I did not agree with him. So he left without me. After a long time in the queue, I got my meal, ate it quickly and returned to the classroom.


On coming back to the classroom, I came across Ji. He complained to me what he had experienced at the store. When he had reached the shop, he found he could hardly squeeze in, because it was packed with the schoolmates. It took him ages to grab what he wanted and even longer to wait at the cashier.


Comparing our two different experiences, I gain wisdom. When we meet challenges or difficulties, what we should do is just stick to our original plan in most cases. It may sound like a stupid idea, but it more often than not turns out to be the smartest and most efficient way. Trying out too many ideas is simply a waste of time.


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