2014-11-11 11:32:04 网络转载
It is unwise to put all eggs in one basket（新东方版）
It is a truth universally acknowledged that we need to have a plan B when we are
doing important things. As a famous proverbs goes, it is unwise to put all your eggs in
one basket. This saying obviously aims to deliver the message that in order to avoid
possible failures and setbacks, we ought to make adequate and flexible preparations.
Nobody can be certain of what is going to happen in the future; therefore, we all
need to have different plans and preparations in case of undesirable outcomes. Then,
the losses and risks can be tremendously reduced. For instance, a decade ago,
Chinese stock market was extremely profitable and made numerous people
millionaires just overnight. One day, my uncle came to my home and he intended to
borrow money from my parents. He promised that he would return the money plus the
interest in two years. But my father was worried, and he only loaned him a few. Then, he
deposited some in the bank, invested some in the national bond, and spent the rest on
a new apartment. Two years later, Chinese stock market crashed and my uncle nearly
lost all his fortune. Luckily, my father’s decision made more money for us.
To conclude, it is highly unfeasible to put all eggs in just one basket. Not only will
this give rise to the unexpected and unaffordable result, but we will be inclined to be
irrational and unreasonable.