Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
Most people think that contentment—being happy with the way things are—is the perfect state of affairs. After all, what could be better than being so satisfied with how things are that you don’t want anything else? But contentment has disadvantages: if we are content with the way things are, we are not motivated to change things, to improve ourselves, or to do better. We must therefore always choose between being content and pushing ourselves to do better.
Does being content with the way things are prevent people from improving themselves and doing better?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：content, improve
正：Being content with our lives means that we want nothing more than we already have. So there is no point of striving for more.
反：Being content does not necessarily means that we have everything. It probably means that we have a positive attitude towards life. Thus, we will have more desire to do better.
补：After all, the desire for improving ourselves is the ultimate momentum of contentment.