The picture above presents to us a scene that after a deal with each other, the woman is examining the money paid by the man in case of fake note, while the man is observing the egg bought from the woman, fearing that it may be artificial. On the face of it, they are both precise persons, but on further consideration, we can learn from the picture that a current social problem is revealed, which deserves our serious contemplation.
The picture reflects a noteworthy trend that in today’s society fueled by money, there is a gradual loss of trust between people. To earn huge profit, many businessmen manufacture and sell a lot of fake goods at the cost of consumers’ interests; for the purpose of improving the ratings, many media peddle sensational stories to attract public attention without any sense of responsibility; in order to gain personal benefit, many advertisers hawk misleading information to lure people to buy inferior products. Driven by personal interests, many people from all works of life are losing their honesty, which will in turn undermine the foundation of trust between us.
In my opinion, trust crisis will not only cause divide between people, but also result in great financial losses of our country. It’s no exaggeration to say that both our friendly personal relationships and our country’s prosperity would disappear if we let the worrisome situation go unchallenged. However, to curb the disturbing situation entails our media’s publicity of honesty, our government’s regulation against dishonesty and everyone’s endeavor. Accordingly, we should bear in mind that only when everyone value the trust can we have a harmonious society.