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The Chinese proverb above was used by Adlai EStevenson US ambassador to the United Nations to praise Eleanor Roosevelt after her death in 1962 Since then many have been using this phrase to describe ones positive actions taken when faced with difficulties or enigmas Dont curse the darkness light a candle To me this phrase means when one finds himself in a difficult situation he should not blame the circumstances or sulk over his misfortune Instead he should take positive actions to overcome or improve his current situation The first reactions by people to this famous proverb would be to agree with it If man had been cursing rather than lighting candles we would very likely still be at the primeval age Needless to say change is much more useful to complaining However is change always better than remaining in ones current situation and sulking over it once in a while Is lighting a candle always better than cursing the darkness Men have been taking positive actions ever since they came to the Earth around two hundred thousand years ago by coming up with countless useful innovations from the beginning of the Stone Age Using stones they invented the first hand axe By about 30000 BC arrowheads spearheads and even delicate sewing needles were made Soon after they looked for ways to improve their primitive lifestyles After inventing language to allow better communication mankind built boats to discover vast areas of land and learnt how to use fire Following that was a series of amazing inventions and discoveries Reading glasses were invented in the 14th century the first steam engine was made in 1698 the light bulb in 1879 and the telephone in 1876 The 20th century was known as the Electronic Age during which the first all-transistor television and the first portable computer were invented in 1979 and 1981 respectively This whole series of ingenious inventions eventually made our world a technologically advanced
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