Title: Something having form will someday break.


Do you agree to cosmetic surgery?



For me, as long as a little surgery will protect from being bullied such as a shape of the nose, a scar on the face, etc., and such surgery can help a person live happily, my answer is YES.



On the contrary, if somebody is addicted to incessant surgery to become more beautiful, or repeat unnecessary surgery, then I would say NO.



Generally speaking, everything has its upsides and downsides, so cosmetic surgery also has risks of surgical mistakes, and not getting what the doctor ordered, to name a few. Or, even worse, the more they pursue extra beauty, the more likely they will become less attractive…If they happened to have an unexpectedly bad result after the surgery, it is impossible to revert back to their previous appearance. You know, it must be a living hell and a regret some people could not live with.



Material things can be replaced or repaired or renovated. But they will be broken, disappeared, or vanished sooner or later.



In other words, something shapeless is not controlled, repaired, or changeable; such as love, peace, happiness, memories, etc. But…they can remain in our hearts and minds



By the way, our characters are involved in the “shapeless” category. We can’t ask doctors to cure our incorrect way of thinking or behaviors via surgery. Psychiatrists can be of help, but it takes time and the patients themselves have to get over it themselves with a huge effort.



But if we go through hard times and try to handle these tough situations by ourselves, and grow maturely, we will get something special that others cannot mimic.



In conclusion, something with shape is not eternal, so we shouldn’t be fixated; something shapeless is difficult to control or possess, but it can remain forever.





【agree to】【agree with】【agree on】について


agree to + 行動・結論(an action or conclusion) 

“agree to”は、動作や行動、結論などに同意する時に使います。

例)She agreed to a higher tax rate. (彼女は税金を上げることに同意した。)



agree with + 人・物(事)

“agree with”は、「人」か「人が行う何か(※意見とか)」に同意する時に使います。

例) I agree with my mother.(私の母に同意します


agree on + 話題・題

“agree on”は、トピックなどに同意する時に使います。

例) I don’t agree on hiring this person. I don’t trust her.  (彼女を信頼していないので雇うことには反対です。)

・to name a few: 2~3の例を出す、例を挙げる

【使い方】「a,b,and c, to name a few」のように文末に持ってきます。「事柄がいくつかありますが、とりあえず2つか3つほど例を挙げますと」という意味で使われます。

・be of helpは「力になる」「助けになる」という意味になります。


◆「 of+抽象名詞」について◆

helpのような抽象名詞は、「of +抽象名詞」を「形容詞 」に置き換えられます。

His advice is always of help=his advice is always helpful



Time is of importance=Time is important.




importance, value, useなどもよく使われる表現ですね。