change the world? change ourselves
good evening， honorable judges， ladies and gentlemen。
it’s my great pleasure to stand here to present my speech—change the world， change ourselves。
it’s noticable that western holidays are becoming increasingly popular day by day， while chinese traditional festivals are being somewhat neglected。 not long before about 10 doctors in beijing university and qinghua unversity announced that we should reject the invasion of western holidays ，because they regard western holidays as an challenge against our traditional festivals and culture。
frankly speaking， i don’t quite agree with them。indeed， we should never neglect or even discard our traditonal festivals as china boasts a brilliant history and splendid traditions。 (examples)。but why can’t we absorb the meaningful western holidays and culture。
there are obvious reasons why some western holidays are so popular in china。 on the one hand， some of the western holidays which we chinese don’t have are reasonable and meaningful， such as father’s day and april fool’s day etc。 on the other hand，the prevalence of globalization enables western culture to prevail in china。 overwhelmed by such a trend，chinese unconsiciously get involved in western holidays and culture。
with the further development of the whole world， the cultural communication between different countries and nations becomes faster and more and more important。 we are indeed from different nations， but we are the citizens of the same world， so the outstanding culture of different nations is the commom wealth of everyone on the earth。the only way for us to protect our traditional culture is to reject the foreign culture? the answer is definitely no。 what we ought to do is to spare no effort to educate chinese to get to know and treasure our splendid traditions instead of rejecting foreign culture。 only by educating can we set our confidence and belief towards our culture。 only by educating can we preserve and promote the wealth that our ancesters left for us。
at last i’d like to share a famouse saying of gandhi with all of you ，that is：if you want to change the world， then you must change yourself first?！?/p>
Let me begin my speech with a replay of scenes familiar to most， if not all， of those present here today.
"Mum， I'm sorry， but I need 3，000 yuan for my tuition this year."
"Mum， it is my friend's birthday tomorrow， I must buy her a present."
"Mum， this jacket was out of fashion long ago， would you do me a favor? "
Take. Take. Take. The relationship between a mother and a child always seems to follow such a pattern. I know my mother is always there for me， providing me with everything I need; from food to clothing， from tuition to pocket money. I never thought twice about all she did until one day she said， "Will there be a time that you'll say you have taken enough from me? "
Like a child endlessly asking， we humans， throughout history， have been continually demanding what we desire from nature. We enjoy the comfort and beauty of our furniture， yet we never bother to think about the serious soil erosion caused by deforestation. We take it for granted that we must warm ourselves in winter times， yet we seldom realize the burning away of precious natural resources. We appreciate all the prosperity from the development of modern industry， yet few would give the slightest consideration to the global air and water pollution caused by industrial wastes. Our ruthless exploitation has permanently impaired our mother earth. As we tragically learned from last summer's floods. we cannot continue our carelessness.
Finally， standing here at the threshold of the 21st century， we cannot help thinking of our posterity. Nature is not only the mother of the present generation， but also the mother of the generations to come.
How severely our descendents will criticize us if we leave them a barren and lifeless mother? How much more they will appreciate us if we give them a world of harmony to inherit? Let us start respecting and caring for nature from now on. Let us start the campaign of creating a mutually beneficial relationship between people and nature right from this moment. With this new start， I firmly believe， that our children， and our children's children will live in a brand new age of green trees， clean air， crystal water， blue sky and an even more promising world!
Dear teachers， dear students：
The topic of my speech is "the hardness of life"
The vast desert， a tree stand， the show is a monument to the image.
Towering mountains， thousands of tree stand up， as is a magnificent the Great Wall.
The long river， all the trees stood up into a dragon of glory.
We are a symbol of too much， and too much. But I believe that my image is not "the gentlest hands， skin， such as Diorskin" Lin Daiyu， nor is the modern "unkempt and shabby"， "Su Qier". We are a symbol of hope and vitality. So we show in front of others should be inserted without pleats， face without scale， modest and polite gestures exudes a stream of heroic spirit， the image of the vigor and vitality of the modern new youth， a into the embodiment of the spirit of nature.
Someone once said， life is a kind of hardness， integrity and dignity of life is propped up the hardness of bone. "Better life" and "the Kui back in the day， and not ashamed on the ground"， which is always the traditional virtue of the China. Li Bai's "the eyebrow nengcui Zheyaoshan powerful thing， so that I may not be happy Yan" this awe inspiring atmosphere of the verse and whether it will make those no self-esteem people to shame? Loss of self-esteem is a worthless person， and we as the vanguard of the times， if drown in the darkness forever， or to do a dauntless hero， a flower in the wind and rain sonorous rose. The answer is self-evident. Desert desolate also has the monument stands， Castle Peak again proud， but also have the great wall around， the river again quiet， also there is a dragon in the recumbent. But the time can be changed， our image， our glory remains the same. Because we pride， because we are confident， because we have a fresh life. And because of this， it is a vast desert riparian long， Qingshan was evergreen， the hardness of life is forever.
Honorable Judges， fellow students：
Recently， ther is a heated debate in our society. The college students are the beneficiaries of a rare privilege， who receive exceptional education at extraordinary places. But will we be able to face the challenge and support ourselves against all odds? Will we be able to better the lives of others? Will we be able to accept the responsibility of building the future of our country?
The cynics say the college students are the pampered lost generation， which would cringe at the slightest discomfort. But the cynics are wrong. The college students I see are eagerly learning about how to live independently. We help each other clean the dormitory， go shopping and bargain together， and take part time jobs to supplement our pocket money.
The cynics say we care for nothing other than grades; and we neglect the need for character cultivation. But again， the cynics are wrong. We care deeply for each other， we cherish freedom， we treasure justice， and we seek truth. Last week， thousands of my fellow students had their blood type tested in order to make a contribution for the children who suffer from blood cancer.
As college students， we are adolescents at the critical turning point in our lives. We all face a fundamental choice： cynicism or faith， each will profoundly impact our future， or even the future of our country. I believe in all my fellow classmates. Though we are still inexperienced and even a little bit childish. I believe that we have the courage and faith to meet any challenge and take on our responsibilities. We are preparing to assume new responsibilities and tasks， and to use the education we have received to make our world a better place. I believe in our future.
good morning/evening/afternoon， ladies and gentlemen ：
today， my speech is about talents，in my opionion， talents are indispensable in nowadays society. as is known to all that the fight among countries is actually the fight among talents.
first， i'd like to define the word"talent" in my idea， a talent is one person who is good at or expertised in some or multiple areas. nowadays， as the world developing goes on ， if one country want to rank top or do a good job in the world， the country must have many example， china， the biggest developing country in the world， in the past 100 years， is always invaded by other countries， why ，the reason is that china at that time had not so many talents. if they had anti-intrusion leader talents in the war， needleto say，they would have beat those big they had talents in weapons manufacturing， nodody dares to provoke ver， nowadays， it's a totally different situation， china has become powerfulin all over the world， why ? because there are many talents serving the country， the civilians become more and more and more people go to university，more and more people come to receive further education. so what is that in return，talents in army protect our country from invasion， talents in commerce help make our economy keep in improving， talents
in aerospace make the world see chinese manned spacecraft flying. talents in sports make china rank the first in the olympic games......
to sum up， talents will play a more and more impoetant role in the world， if one country intends to flourish， he must foster talents as many as they can ，that's all。