According to news reports, over/more than one million people lose their lives in road accidents every year around the globe/all over the world.
Therefore/Thus, traffic regulations must be strictly/rigorously enforced/carried out to ensure the safety of all road users
As a computer’s performance depends not on how fancy its hardware appears but on how its software functions, a nation’s character is manifested not through its wealth but its civilization. Such was the case with Lavender Garden last week. I was invited to its annual blossom to savor its well-renowned beauty and ambience; however, the supposedly awesome day turned out to be a dumbfounded one. As soon as I arrived at the garden, what came into my view was a huge crowd of folks trampling the poor flowers underfoot. They had absolutely no regard for the sign asking visitors not to do such a thing. Suffice it to say, my otherwise great field trip was ruined; what’s worse, my previously nice impression of my countrymen’s manners was totally out of the window.
Sorrowful as this experience may be, it does remind me of an important principle: No reputation or respect can ever be earned simply by boasting or hanging onto the pride of the past. We must continue to live up to our good name and teach the later generations to do likewise. Not just that, decency also needs to be shown in our everyday, seemingly trivial acts, especially those deemed insignificant internationally. After all, hospitality ought to be a gift for both unfamiliar and familiar faces. Hopefully, this situation will be bettered down the road, and this feat can only be accomplished with our putting it into action, our working as a team and our persistence toward the common dream. Let’s give our very best, if that’s what it takes to have Taiwan’s distinguished name echo in eternity.