Structure of the Essay:
You can start the introduction through following ways:
- Start with a general introduction/anecdote/an example/a short story/a poem/a quote/a recent event or trend etc which can help in describing the need for self-reliance.
- The “Nobody buys a drill because they want a drill; they buy one because they want a hole,” as the old adage goes. What motivates our desires is not usually what we want, but what we ultimately need.” Many folks spend their entire lives fishing without realising that they are not after fish.” The commercial fisherman is looking for a living. It is money for a home and food for his family. It is frequently the escape from busy life or the quiet of a mountain stream that draws the casual fisherman. People frequently believe they are going fishing when, in fact, they are looking for something that will satisfy their lives and goals. Similarly, if we can cultivate this awareness, we would be able to live a really fulfilled and satisfied life.
- It is a transition statement between introduction and body of the essay.
- In thesis statement, you should write outline of the body with your own arguments. You should prove these arguments in body of the essay with relevant examples.
Body of the essay:
- Self-assessment and introspection: It is critical to understand what we want out of life and to choose our careers accordingly. Someone who seeks adventure and thrills in life, for example, might be miserable in a desk job. Unfortunately, most people never do this and realise it too late in their careers, leading to an unhappy life because quitting is too difficult at that point.
- Materialism and happiness: We sometimes push so hard in life to achieve things and obtain status that we forget what we actually want is happiness. People frequently believe that money, jobs, and other belongings will bring them happiness. However, instead of feeling content, they experience a sense of emptiness after acquiring these items. We are not pleased in general and constantly revise our goals; a tiny automobile expands to a big car, then to a luxury car, but the owner’s state of mind stays the same, i.e., what’s next… We look forward to new things as if they will satisfy us, but once we obtain them and find they don’t, we aim for something more ambitious.
- Modern world and escape from its busy life: Most of the time, individuals desire escape through holidays and vacations, but it rarely provides much satisfaction because they live the same way during vacations, from going shopping to rushing to cover as many landmarks as possible, completely forgetting that it is not landmarks they seek, but a break from the urban or monotonous life. Similarly, many various interpretations can be made in theological and philosophical terms, but they are not required; if you can include them, it adds to the richness of the essay, but not adding them will not cost you anything in terms of marks.
- Link this to a few current issues to demonstrate that this statement is timeless and relevant today. As an example: Growing reliance on technology in daily life: When gadgets became an end in themselves, they went from being a means to an end, which is an excellent example that emphasises the importance of the provided topic. From using technology to becoming captivated by it and spending hours and hours each day on it is a serious problem that is harming people’s relationships, health, and mental well-being. Thus, we must really consider where we spend our time and why, and whether it is providing ourselves and our families with a fulfilled existence. Are we too reliant on technology? When a person recognises a problem, a solution is found.