不断努力 make constant efforts
缺乏自信 lack of confidence
保持乐观 keep optimistic
积极态度 positive attitude
消极态度 negative attitude
取得成功succeed, achieve success,
害怕失败fear to lose
不遗余力去做某事spare no efforts/pains to do, make great effort,
坚持不懈地做某事be persistent with sth./ do with full persistence
尽一切努力取得成功try every means to stay on top
经得住挑战与困难stand up to/ withstand challenges and difficulties
As is revealed in the cartoon, a boy is contemplating(认为) the true meaning of happiness. It is indeed a tough question for him: what is happiness? Making a huge sum of money, or winning true love, or keeping good health, or what? The picture is fairly thought-provoking(发人深省), which intends to convey to us this message: Due attention should be paid to the constant topic of human—happiness.
We can easily recognize the significance of attitude in terms of happiness. On the one hand, some have suffered a great deal but generally remain happy. Take the victims of Wen Chuan earthquake as an example, they lost their families and even something more precious, but they eventually stepped out of the pain to rebuild their home. On the other hand, people who have a relatively easy and comfortable life, and yet are essentially unhappy. Without a positive attitude or the determination to find the little happiness of life, you are destined to(注定) be grievous, no matter what kind of situation you are in.
Considering all the points discussed above, it is advisable that we highly value optimism and apply it in our studies and work. We are, therefore, supposed to take a rational attitude. Happiness is an attitude, not a condition, which lies in the unswerving efforts(坚持不懈的努力) to complete one’s life.