a. title: people should be rewarded according to ability, or to age and experience
b. word limit: about 200 words
c. your composition should be based on the outline given in chinese below:
people should be rewarded according
to ability, or to age and experience
young men and women join the hierarchy and take their place in the queue. they go to the very end of the queue and stay there no matter how brilliant they are. what they know is much less important than whom they know and how old they are. what they know is much less important than whom they know and how old they are. if they are able, their abilities will be acknowledged and rewarded in due course - that is , after twenty or thirty years have passed.
there seems to be a gigantic conspiracy against young people. while on the one hand society provides them with better educational facilies, on the other it does its best to exclude them from the jobs that really matter. there are exceptions. of course. some young people do manage to break through the barrier despite the restriction, but the great majority have to wait patiently for years before they can really give full rein to their abilities. this means that, in most fields, the views of young people are never heard because there is no one to represent them. president kennedy was one of the notable exceptions. one of the most tragic aspects of his assassination is that mankind was deprived of a youthful leader.
resentment is the cause of a great deal of bitterness. the young resent the old because they feel deprived of the good things life has to offer. the old resent the young because they are afraid of losing what they have. a man of fifty or so might say, `why should a young rascal straight out of school out of school earn more than i do? but if the young rascal is more able, more determined, harder-working than his middle-aged critic, why shouldn`t he? employers should recognize ability and reward it justly. this would remove one of the biggest causes of friction between old and young and ultimately it would lead to a better society.