"God helps those who help themselves."
We should try to do things independently, rather than passively wait for help. Do you think our schools discourage us from thinking independently? How can we become more independent? Can we help our classmates or coworkers to be more independent? How?
"Learning without thinking is a dangerous thing."
I find this to be true with my students. If they only memorize without understanding, they cannot use English well. Have you ever tried to memorize many English words? What was the result? Do you know some people who only follow but never think? What are they like? Do you know anyone who is a clear thinker? What is that person like?
"Laughter is the best medicine."
How can laughter help us in our daily lives? Do you think humor is helpful if we are really sick? Do you know anyone who laughs all the time? What is that person like? Do you know someone who never laughs? Do you enjoy being around that person?
"A friend in need is a friend indeed."
Do you have many friends or just a few very close friends? How did you meet your best friend? What advice would you give a newcomer to your town, to help him or her meet new friends? What would you do to help your best friend?
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
How should we eat to stay healthy? What do you think is the most healthy food we can eat every day? Do you eat very healthy foods? Or do you prefer delicious but not-so-healthy foods? What foods should we avoid eating? Besides eating well, what should we do for our health