The sequence of paragraph

Discussion in 'English Only' started by stenka25, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. stenka25 Senior Member

    South Korea, Han-gul
    Question : Put (A)-(B)-(C) into correct sequence.

    [Can you spare your time to solve this problem. Please have a patience and try to solve this Question.]

    The first time you meet someone, in the first moment you form an impression in your mind of that person. You decide within the first four minutes what you like and don't like. These decisions are based on details that your senses tell you, such as the person's eye color or cologne scent, or on past experiences stored in your memory bank that you associate with this person.


    Conversely, you can view the people you judge negatively as gifts, presented to show you what you are denying about yourself. Imagine that every time you are angered. hurt, or irritated by another, you are actually being given the opportunity to heal past incidents of anger, hurt, or irritation. Perhaps viewing weakness in others is an opportunity to extend the loving arm of compassion to them; or it could be the perfect moment to heal the unconscious judgment you have secretly harbored against yourself.


    That is, it can be said that other people are mirroring back to you important information. If you accept this premise, then each encounter reflects back to you an opportunity to explore your relationship to yourself and to learn. Assume for a moment that the qualities you admire in others — their strengths, abilities, and positive attributes — are really characteristics you have already embraced within yourself. You can therefore allow them to illuminate more clearly your own feelings of self-worth.

    Your reactions to other people, however, are really just barometers for how you perceiv
    e yourself. Your reactions to others say more about you than they do about others. You cannot really love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself. We are usually drawn to those who are most like us and tend to dislike those who display those aspects of ourselves that we dislike. We view others through the grid of our past experiences, feelings, and thoughts.

    ① (A)-(B)-(C) ② (B)-(A)-(C) ③ (B)-(C)-(A)
    ④ (C)-(A)-(B) ⑤ (C)-(B)-(A)

    Did you get the answer?

    All right.

    The answer is ⑤, but I don't see why ④ can't be possible.

    Can you explain me why?

    Is there any specific hint in the paragraph?

    Please answer me!
  2. mjscott Senior Member

    The first paragraph (c) explains the premise that we see in others what we like, or dislike in others. The second paragraph (b) gives us the example of liking people who have similar traits that we deem as valuable in ourselves. The third paragraph (a) gives us us the example of disliking people who have traits that we see and dislike in ourselves.

    The word conversely is the hint. To simplify into three sentences:
    We see the reflection of ourselves in others.
    We like people who have our good characteristics.
    Conversely, we don't like peope who have our bad characteristics.
  3. stenka25 Senior Member

    South Korea, Han-gul
    Thanks, mjscott.

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