Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is better to use your own knowledge and experience to solve problems than to ask other people for advice.
(开门见山摆出自己的观点，用虚拟语气) Should I meet a problem difficult to solve, I would turn to others like my close friends or colleagues for advice. (第二句话解释第1句话，也就是概括下文分论点) This is not only because their advice can inspire me to see things from a more global view, but also because this is a polite manner whereby my peers may feel respected and valued. (第三句话说明为什么不选另外一个选项) Contrarily, if I completely depend on my own knowledge and experience, solutions occurring to me are highly likely to be biased. (最后不妨再直接回应一下问题) Hence, I disagree with what the statement says.
* Whereby adv. 凭此，借此
by which; because of which
* Biased adj. 有偏见性的;片面的
Of numerous perplexing problems, the ones that confused me most tended to be about teamwork. I often found it hard to mediate conflicts and frictions between team members until recently, when I began to listen to each members’ advice before addressing such problems. Keeping my ears open, I am now able to identify their varying expectations and where their disagreements are. In this way, the final solutions I give can therefore cater to each members’ needs, simplifying the problem-solving process. Moreover, through collecting advice, I give my full respect to them, meanwhile displaying an objective attitude. It turns out such gesture increases my peers’ willingness to cooperate when it comes to actual problem-solving phase, and this largely facilitates the problem-solving process. (别忘了体现出题中未选择的一方的弊端) However, things were different when I blindly trusted my know-how to approach such problem. I was so intolerant and set in my ways that I often ignore ideas and views that did not conform to to my limited view. As a result, deemed as a domineering person who would give one-sided solutions, I unsurprisingly failed to find any settlement, because I had neither comprehensive considerations nor support from my peers. The lesson was therefore learned.
* Domineering adj. 独断专行的
* Address/solve/approach problems 解决问题
* mediate conflicts and frictions 调节争端与矛盾
(对于自己支持的观点也不要100% 的肯定) Indeed, it is justifiable to be critical of others’ suggestions, which may not necessarily prove relevant in problem-solving. (依旧进入转折) However, I do not therefore choose not to seek advice from others, nor do I solely depend on my own intelligence to solve problems. (积累短句式) The rationale behind it is rather simple. (但即使这样，也还是可以选择我们支持的观点的) By seeking advice from friends in my immediate circle, I disclose our dilemmas or puzzles to them. As instant solutions are not promised, my peers at least know I am in need, so they would actively use their resources to find other possible solutions, which significantly increase the likelihood of effective problem solving. (再次提及未选择的一方的对应劣势) If I kept my problems to myself or tried to solve them on my own, I would get little support, and the problem-solving process would be complicated.
In conclusion, problems are easier met than solved, and when we meet them, it is better to turn to our friends for advice than to use our own knowledge to solve them.