To many people even the word "work" sounds unpleasant, not necessarily because they are lazy.The same man,who dislikes his job in the factory or even in the office,may work hard at the weekend,painting the house or digging the garden.
What is the reason,then?In most cases,it is because these people simply do not enjoy the job they are doing.It does not give them any real satisfaction.It may be quite easy, like making up wooden boxes, but it is very boring.Very often they are doing a job which is just a small part of a much larger one,such as attaching a door handle to a car.But the part they play in actually making the car is so small that they can never say:I have made something!
Yet in modern society somebody has to do ordinary jobs such as cleaning streets because this is the way society is organized.No matter how ordinary a job is, it plays a part in society and therefore deserves our due respect. Society cannot function a single day without the "dull and boring" jobs.
About thirty volunteers to the Mars will have been selected throughout the world by 2015. The candidates are expected to be at least 18 years old and make preparations for the fact that they can't return to the earth. Moreover, the candidates should be willing to keep good relations with others. Experts believe that the living conditions on the Mars would be too tough and the volunteers would be faced with bitterly cold climate, loneliness and fear. However, some volunteers claim that they have been tired of the life on the earth and they want to experience the life on the Mars, adding that they will be the heroes of mankind if they succeed.
The passage states that nowadays a large number of people are not enthusiastic for their work and ignore the importance of ordinary jobs.
After reading the passage, I am lost in deep thought. It reminds me of the present employment situation among young people. On the one hand, they complain that the competition in job searching is so fierce; on the other hand, a lot of factories can't employ enough workers. As a matter of fact, many ordinary jobs such as cleaning streets are worth doing. Without dustmen's work, the streets would be filled with rubbish and the city would be out of order. The environment around us would get worse and worse. Take me as a typical example. I once lived alone for a week when my parents went out traveling. I was too lazy to clean my house and a week later, I couldn't bear to stay in my own room. Only then did I realize how important such a little thing as cleaning the house was.
Therefore, there is no reason to look down upon ordinary jobs for us. As young people, we are supposed to work hard and enjoy our work, no matter how ordinary it is.