Twenty minutes into the college entrance examination, I racked my brains to get my answer sheet close to the only standard answer. At this time, I saw this composition title: "The answer is colorful."
The answer is colorful, yes! The beauty of this world lies in its uncertainty at every moment. No one wants their life to be a planned drama. It is the diversity of standards and the ever-changing answers that make us real and irresistible. predictable life. There are many such examples, and the one that is closest to us is the decision about "reform" more than 20 years ago. At that time, the chaos created by the Cultural Revolution had not yet been brought under control, and people were faced with a question that had to be faced: "How should we live?" The answer seemed obvious: "As before." It is the uniqueness of this answer that leaves people at a loss. At this moment, the tide of reform was set off. The significance of this correct decision is not only how quickly it has developed productive forces, but more importantly, it has given closed countries an opportunity to think from a different angle, and it has also given the people the opportunity to propose Another right to answer, from this perspective, the richness of answers means the diversity of thought, the openness of society, and the freedom and rights of people.
The answer is abundant, so is there any value in the existence of standards? Such a question sounds quite reasonable, but after careful scrutiny, the loopholes are obvious. Let me ask, we have lost the standard for measuring the right and wrong of behavior - where does the word law and order come from? Losing the standard for measuring the good and evil of human nature - morality, where should we look for our spiritual home? It is undeniable that there are too many unsatisfactory places in the standards of this society. The contradiction between the conservative standards and the openness of thinking and the variety of answers has suppressed too many innovative ideas and even hindered the way forward for society. What we need to do is to continuously improve the standard for a long time in the future, enrich the standard, and expand the standard in depth and breadth to make it consistent with the opening of society, not to cater to the abundance of answers. It "cuts" the standard and makes every answer the correct answer. Excessive freedom is a fatal injury to society.
In fact, reforming the "standards" and allowing more "answers" to appear will have no less significance for China in the future than maintaining an economic growth rate of 8%. Perhaps the pace of reform should start now. When the college entrance examination we are going through can be more tolerant and no longer restrict all thoughts with a standard answer, that difficult first step has already been taken.