As is shown in the picture above, two tourists are sitting on a sightseeing boat, throwing rubbish into the river casually, which has already been littered with a great deal of waste. Regrettably, such a scenic spot is ruined by the tourists’ behavior.
The purpose of the picture is to remind us that many tourist resorts are facing great challenge due to people’s lack of awareness of environment protection. It’s not difficult to find in many tourist attractions now that when enjoying the scenery, a considerable number of tourists forget the importance of environment protection and spoil the beauty of scenic spot by their casualness and misdeeds. Undoubtedly, such behavior, like what the two tourists do in the picture, will cause serious consequences. In the first place, there is no doubt that lack of environment protection awareness will destroy the ecosystem of tourist resorts, with the result that our descendants may be deprived of the opportunities of enjoying the pleasure of travelling and be left with a legacy of pollution. In the second place, the environment protection awareness is a mirror of a nation’s degree of civilization, and people’s deed is a reflection of a nation’s level of morality. So, a climate of immorality will be established if we let the worrying situation go unchallenged.
In my opinion, we should get moving to stop the disturbing trend and raise people’s standard of morality. However, to retrieve the worrisome situation entails our government’s legal measures against the misdeeds, our media’s publicity of the concept of environment protection and everyone’s endeavor. Accordingly, we should bear in mind that only when everyone establish the notion environment protection can we make the tourist resorts more beautiful.
As is shown in the picture above, a hot pot is boiling. However, unlike the traditional hot pot, in which you may see mutton, bean curd and various vegetables, this cultural hot pot contains a variety of cultural elements as its ingredients, such as Kong Fu, Confucianism, Shakespeare and Swan Lake, which make the hot pot both delicious and nutritious.
Clearly, the picture gives us the answer to the questions of how we should treat the foreign cultures and how we can build our national culture in the context of globalization spurred by the advancement of technology and the open-door policy adopted by many countries. That’s to say, rather than dismissing foreign cultures as harmful or worthless, we should integrate the essences of global cultures into Chinese traditional culture. Undoubtedly, it’s an effective way to promote our culture development, and a reasonable notion we should take now.
In my opinion, culture blending is extremely vital to ensuring a country’s development of culture. However, seeing that there are still many people in our society holding that foreign cultures may undermine the integrity and independence of Chinese native culture, the implementation of this notion needs our government’s promotion and the media’s popularization. Accordingly, we should bear in mind that only when everyone knows how to appreciate and respect the global cultures can we build our own culture successfully.