Hi Big Duke! here is my first serious essay! Wrote it exactly in 45 mins. Had No preparation before.
Individuals Vs TeamThe 20th century heralded a new beginning in the history of the mankind. It saw Man unraveling the mysteries of the atom and at the same time conquering the cosmos. The plethora of problems which have plagued mankind for ages, have been solved in a little over a span of 100 years. Man found cures to diseases that were earlier incurable. He can now travel at the speed of sound, crossing the Atlantic now takes a few hours compared to the months that were spent in the past. The sky scrappers now touch the heavens. The various successes that have been achieved in the past 100 years have always been based on the vision of a few extraordinary individuals.
It is indeed true that though the importance of team work cannot be ignored in today’s world, it is usually the powerful ideas of a few individuals that change the world. It was a single person who changed the entire foundation of the world of Physics; Albert Einstein changed the way we look at our world. With his theory of relativity the laws that governed us have been rediscovered. It was due to his relentless dedication and passion that the present advancements in various branches of physics have been achieved. The world pf physics would be empty if not for contributions of people like Einstein, Newton, etc.
It was Bill Gates who single handedly brought a revolution in the world of computers. The revolutionary ideas starting from the development of the advances in Microprocessor technologies to the World Wide Web (or the internet) were generally the ideas of a single person. With the power of imagination and a passion for his work man has been able to cause unparalleled developments in various fields.
In the field of Arts a Van Goff or Da Vinci has been able to enchant the entire mankind with his works. The enigmatic smile of Mona Lisa still mesmerizes us. A monument like Taj Mahal which stands as a symbol of eternal love is due to the passionate love of a single man. In the world of fashion too, the ideas of a single person determine what is "In or out". A design by Gucci would be a style statement not only in France or United States but in fact the name would evoke a respect everywhere. It is their collections that decide the wardrobes of not just the Hollywood stars but also the most powerful leaders and rulers.
Indeed team work plays a part that cannot be ignored. Wonders like the Hubble Telescope cannot be built on the ideas a lone man, whether its the Taj Mahal or the Petronas towers in Malaysia, indeed the work of the team cannot be ignored, but in all the above cases it is a single man who has changed the direction of thinking of the entire humanity. It is they who have shown us a new direction to progress. Without the ideas of such people we would still be living in a world that would be not so different from the way the cave man lived.
Considering people say the no. words matter. I wrote abt 522 words. guys a fnd of mine read it n said i deserved a 5. but i felt may b i wrote the essay more out of passion trying to make it look good than bring out more logical points.. So por favor, el señor tell to me how much i deserve!!!!
Well guys my gre is coming up soon. If i score well in it i will soon be starting a rival coaching thread (or rather il try n help u out Big Duke) wonderful Job.. thanx a lot!!!!!