Do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Taking a lot of time to make an important decision is often considered as a bad quality for a person. However, some people think that it is a good quality for a person.
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
范文1：Argument 1 (for)
It is wise to take plenty of time to make an important decision. If you stop to think, you can make a logical decision that is not based on passing emotions. Time lets you evaluate possible outcomes and consult with others.
Most importantly, emotions can cloud logical thinking. Giving yourself adequate time to consider a problem lets you look at it calmly. For example, I once got into an argument with a co-worker and was furious enough to quit my job. In my anger, it was the best decision, because I could not imagine looking at that person again. However, I went home and thought about what had happened. As I calmed down, I realized it would be better to talk with my supervisor and the co- worker. The next day I did. Now we work together well. I have a good job, but I would not if I had made the decision to quit in haste and anger.
Not only does taking time allow anger to fade, it also gives time to think through possibilities. It is important to look not just at the immediate decision, but also at its effects into the future. Considering different outcomes and possibilities can be a slow process. In the argument with my co-worker, I needed to look not just at my immediate satisfaction of getting away from the person I argued with. I needed consider what would happen if I quit my job: I could not pay my bills or save money for fun activities. I would need to find a different job. Any important decision has dozens of effects, so it is wise to evaluate what those might be.
Finally, you can get the opinion of others if you take time. You can discuss the situation with family or friends. You can consult the internet or other resources. If you get the advice of people who are not involved or who have more experience, you will have a greater chance of seeing all sides of the problem. You have all the information you need to analyze the different possibilities. For example, if I had talked with my family about quitting my job, they might have suggested changing to a new department in the same company, or other reasonable solutions that I may not have thought of on my own.
Giving yourself time to think lets you base the decision on logic, think about potential effects, and find more information. Therefore, it is wise to take time when making an important decision.
emotions can cloud logical thinking 情绪会模糊或影响逻辑思维
in my anger 在我愤怒的时候
in haste and anger 在匆忙和愤怒的情况下
allow anger to fade 让愤怒消退
the immediate decision 立即做出的决定
the different possibilities 不同的可能性
base the decision on logic根据逻辑做出决定
范文2：Argument 2 (against)
When it comes to making a decision, you should go with your instincts and commit to an answer as soon as possible. If you take too long to consider, you can inconvenience others, miss opportunities, and make a poor decision.
It is important to remember that your decisions affect not just you but also the people around you. They must wait for your answer before they can go on with their own activities and plans. For example, if you are thinking about going on a vacation, you need to arrange for someone to take care of your pets or home. That person can’t make other plans until he or she finds out if you really are going. Therefore, if you take too much time to make a decision, other people are inconvenienced.
You might also miss opportunities if you are very slow about making a decision. While you are thinking, an event might be filled, a sale might end, or an offer might be withdrawn. The vacation example is a good illustration. If you see an advertisement for a cruise and take too long to respond, there may be no spaces left because other people responded faster. The friend offering to care for your pet cat may decide to do something else for the weekend, leaving you without help. In the end, your careful consideration was for nothing because the opportunity to go on vacation is no longer there.
One last concern about debating for a long time is that only you can know what is right for yourself. Everyone has different opinions, and those opinions may or may not apply to you.Others mean well by giving you advice, but they do not know every detail about you. For example, it is common for others to suggest entering a career where you can make lots of money, such as becoming a doctor or lawyer. However, if you like working outside alone, you will be unhappy and stressed in a career like that. Instead, you should follow your own instincts and enter a lower-paying career that you are happy in, such as becoming a gardener. If you allow yourself time to change your mind and listen to others, you will end up feeling unfulfilled or disappointed.
Therefore, it is important to make decisions in a timely manner. If you take too long to think them over, you can cause problems for others, miss opportunities, or follow a path that is not ideal.
go with your instincts 根据你的直觉去做,凭直觉行事
be inconvenienced 不方便
your careful consideration was for nothing 你的仔细考虑是徒劳的,是无用的
others mean well by giving you advice 别人基于好意给予你建议
a lower-paying career 一份薪水稍低的职业
allow yourself time to 给自己时间去做
in a timely manner 及时地