When you set a foot outside of your door to drop trash, go to a social event or go for a walk, thoughts like “I hope I don't see anyone I know” or “please don’ t talk to me” may run through your mind. I’ ve also said such things to myself. Sometimes the last thing you want to do is talk with someone, especially someone new.
Why do we go out of our ways to avoid people? Do we think meeting new people is a waste of time? Or are we just lazy, thinking that meeting someone new really is a trouble?
Communication is the key to life. We have been told that many times. Take the past generations, like our parents, for example. They seem to take full advantage of that whole “communication” idea because they grew up talking face to face while Generation-Y grew up staring at screens. We spend hours of our days sitting on Facebook. We send messages to our friends and think about all of the things we want to say to certain people that we don't have the courage to actually do in reality.
Nowadays, we are so caught up in our little circle of friends — our comfort zone. We love it that they laugh at our jokes, understand our feelings and can read our minds. Most importantly, they know when we want to be alone. They just get us.
Holding a conversation with someone new means agreeing with things that you don’t actually believe and being someone you think they want you to be — it is, as I said before, a trouble. It takes up so much energy, and at some point or another, it is too tiring.
But meeting new people is important. Life is too short, so meet all the people you can meet, make the effort to go out and laugh. Remember, Every “hello” leads to a smile — and a smile is worth a lot.
28．What do we learn about the author?
A．He likes to be alone.
B．He feels stressed out lately.
C．He's active in attending social events.
D．He's afraid of talking to others at times.
29．What's the problem of Generation-Y in the author’s eyes?
A．They rely on the Internet to socialize.
B．They are less confident in themselves.
C．They have difficulty in communicating.
D．They are unwilling to make new friends.
30．Why do many young people avoid meeting new people?
A．They think it troublesome.
B．They are busy with their study.
C．They fear to disappoint their old friends.
D．They want to take time to do meaningful work.
31．Why does the author write the text?
A．To tell about the importance of friends.
B．To give tips on how to meet new people.
C．To encourage people to meet new people.
D．To introduce the disadvantages of Generation-Y.