It is universally acknowledged that dealing with job responsibility and personal interests plays a crucial role in our society,and it’s never easy to manage it well.Therefore,how to strike a balance between them has intrigued people from different walks of life.
The first thing to remember is not to show preference to either of them,they are of equal importance.Some people work to get paid,so do those people concern more on personal interests?We shall not neglect the fact that at the same time,they also succeed in accomplishing their job responsibility.
The next thing we shall bear in mind is to get rid of the common misunderstanding that job responsibility and personal interest are antilogous.The fact is,you can have them both.Just as a well-known saying goes,“All for one and one for all”,suggesting that individual and the unity can’t be considered separately.
From what has been discussed above,we can draw the conclusion that the way to balance job responsibility and personal interest is to consider them as a whole.
M:Hey,I just read a great book about physics.I think you'd like it.It is called The Physics of the World.It is written by a scientist named Sylvia Mundus.
W:Oh I read that book.It was great.The writer is a warm and competent guide to the mysteries of physics.I think it promises enrichment for any reader from those who know little about science to the career physicist.
M:And it's refreshing to see a strong curious clever woman adding her voice to the scientific discourse and a field that has been traditionally dominated by men.I think she has to be commended for making an effort to include anecdotes about little known female scientists.You know,they were often victims of a generation firmly convinced that the women’s place was in the home.
W:I like how the book is clearly written with each chapter brought to life by pieces of fascinating knowledge.For example in one chapter,she exposes a myth that I’ve heard taught by university physics professors.I’ve often heard that medieval glass windows are thicker at the bottom because glass flows like fluid.This,she shows,is not true.The distortion is actually thanks to a peculiarity of the glassmakers’process.
M:Yeah,I like how she cultivates scientific engagement by providing the host of Do It Yourself experiments that bring the same foundation of principles of classical physics that govern everything from the solar system to your kitchen table.From using complex laws of psychics to test whether a spinning egg is cooked,to measuring atmosphere pressure by lifting a piece of cardboard.Her hands-on examples make her book a truly interactive read.
W:Yes,I must say this equation-free book is an ideal read for scientists of all stripes,anyone teaching science and even people who dislike psychics.
Questions 1-4 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
Q1:What does the woman say about the book the man recommended?
Q2:What can we find in the book the man recommended?
Q3:How does the author bring her book to life?
Q4:How does the book cultivate readers’interest in psychics?