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One Good Deed Everyday

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Some books have the power to change and affect human attitude. I know some books like that. Recently I have been reading “The Lucifer Effect” which describes how ordinary people easily turn into evil. Renowned social psychologist Philip Zimbardo has the answers and shows the way to avoid it: protect conscience.

When I was going to the post office near my office, I found an elderly woman, probably over 70 y/o, because her hair was almost white, who looked a bit (4)blue around gills. She seemed confused on how to go down the metro using the stairs. She (2)hung on to her pushcart which helped her in walking.

Firstly I hesitated to help her, but I immediately remembered Prof. Zimbardo’s advice. At 11:30 am on a Tuesday, there were many able-bodied people who walked around near the metro station. However, a middle aged guy didn’t (3)hang up his phone and take no notice of the elderly woman. A young woman did not pay attention to the lady and didn’t even (1)hang on to help her. If I did not help the lady like they did, I might suffer from my lack of conscience. Thus, I helped her because I was afraid of my inner evils. I know myself well, if I didn’t have the time, I wouldn’t have helped her.


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Title: One good deed every day

Some books have strong power to change and affect human attitude. I know the books like that. Recently I’m reading “The Lucifer Effect” which describe how ordinary people easily turn into evil. Renowned social psychologist Philip Zimbardo has the answers and shows the way of avoiding it. Protect conscience.
When I was going to post office near my office, I found an elderly woman, maybe over 70 y/o, because her hair was almost white, who looked a bit (4)blue around gills. She confused how to down into the metro using stairs. She (2)hung on to her pushcart which helped her walking.
Firstly I hesitated to help her, but I immediately remembered Prof. Zimbardo’s advice. On Tuesday at 11:30 am, There were many healthy good people walked around near the metro station. However, a middle aged guy didn’t (3)hang up, take no notice of the elderly woman. A young woman had no attention to the lady, didn’t (1)hang on to help her. If I did not help the lady like as them, I might suffer from my lack of conscience. Thus, I helped her at least because I’m afraid my inner evil. I know myself well, if I didn’t have a time, I don’t help her.

Homework:
(1) hang on: Wait.
(e.g.) “Hang on a minute. I’m nearly ready.”
(2) hang on to: Keep a hold on something.
(e.g.) “Be careful. Hang on to that rope and you’ll be ok.
(3) hang up: End a telephone conversation.
(e.g.) “Please don’t hang up. I haven’t finished yet.
(4)blue around the gills: If a person looks blue around gills, (or green or pale) they look unwell or sick.
(e.g.) You should sit down. You look a bit blue around the gills.

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In this article, I try to appropriate use 4 phrasal verbs(No.1~4) in this article which I write my daily life and thoughts because I’m learning English. This is one of writing training.

Photo by Anna Dziubinska on Unsplash

Photo by Anna Dziubinska on Unsplash

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