Is progress always a good thing?

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Starts off strong, but does not show that progress is bad; shows only that progress is good.


Some people think that progress is always a good thing. I don't agree with this point of view. In my opinion progress is only a good thing under certain circumstances, not always. A progress may encourage people and may make people become more confident. In this case, it's a good thing. A progress may also give some guy a feeling that he's so good, then he just becomes arrogant and stops making efforts. If this happens, a progress may not be a good thing.

Almost all of us went to schools. I'll take a student as an example. If a student has been working very hard but he keeps receiving not so good scores, he may become diffident and lose his courage. It'll be a disaster for someone if he doesn't have his confidence and courage, which everybody will need to face some challenges sooner or later. He is bound to lose at school or later at career without confidence and courage. A better score is a progress for him, which will encourage him and help him to win his self-confidence back, with which he'll succeed.

If the student gets an excellent, better than ever score, he's made a progress. What does the progress reflect? His past efforts, helps from other teachers and classmates, etc. The progress only reflects the past, not the future. Some people just don't realize this and assume they'll be good for ever. If one stops making efforts, he's not going make any future
progresses. In another word, he'll lose his future successes.

In conclusion, it is my opinion that progress is sometimes a good thing, but it may also turn out to be a loss if it's not treated properly. Therefore, I disagree with the assertion that progress is always a good thing.