Being A Detective in Life

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“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”. - Quote from The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Addicted to detective fiction, I’m a fan of Sherlock Holmes, deeply absorbed in Sherlock’s keen observation and rigorous reasoning. Though always cold minded when profiling his suspects, Sherlock was caring to people around him. In fact, what I appreciate the most about Sherlock is his passion to make a contribution and benefit others with his talent. It was he who led my way to be a detective of sorts in my own life -- to find those in need of help.

Seeking out and solving problems for the sake of good can take all forms. From a local newspaper, I read the story of a little boy diagnosed with Leukemia. His family was poor and had run out of their money to fight against the disease. They had no other options, so they terminated all medical treatment and returned home from the hospital. Yet I organized a Bake Sale to raise money for him. My classmates and I borrowed a big oven from the school canteen and brought other ingredients from home. As a result, with six flavored delicious cookies, all heart shaped, we raised a total of 7835 yuan for the boy. I also called a local TV...

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