The picture shows us a dialogue between a father and a son. The son
told his father, “Dad, I’m a bit worried about disposing of nuclear
waste”. While his father told him, “If you can empty the dustbin here
you can do anything”. It reveals the importance of doing small things
well before undertaking something big. There is also an old Chinese
saying to go with this that a person can’t sweep the world before he can
sweep his own room.
I agree on the point that it is of great importance for a person to
do small things well before undertaking something big. First of all,
doing small things well entail the qualities that needed in doing great
things such as patience and ability of controlling time. For example,
when we sweep our room, we need to manage our time and energy
reasonably. Accordingly, if we sweep a bigger room, for example, a
classroom with our classmates, we should learn how to cooperate and
allot assignments as well. And a big advantage is that we can draw
useful lessons from the failure of performing well because they didn’t
cost a lot.
In another word, though these things seem trivial, they reinforce
our manipulative ability and thus our understanding to the world.
Therefore, we should not ignore the small things.
子：Dad, I’m a bit worried about disposing of nuclear
父：If you can empty the dustbin(垃圾筒) here, you can do anything
We can see from the illustration there is a father talking to his
son. Having heard his son’s words “Dad, I am a bit worried about
disposing of nuclear weapons”， the father replies, “If you can empty
the dustbin here, you can do anything”， pointing the garbage can beside