~ o be or not to be punctual is a habit. We often fail to appreciate the influence of habit in our life. Habit is worklng for or against us every minute of the day. It has much to do with our future. So when we are young, we should try to be punctual every time and never be late, for the habit is
much easier to acquire in youth than when we are older.
Punctuality is an important constituent of good character.A person who is always on time for his appointments shows real consideration for others. A person who is always late shows selfishness and thoughtlessness, and he is not a person that most people want for a friend. A few minutes' delay may not be a serious matter, but it may have bad results. Getting up ten minutes later than usual may upset the plan of the day.Calling on a friend five minutes later than the appointed time may cause him some unexpected trouble. One delay after another makes a man unable to exert himself. It also proves him
to be untrustworthy.
Since punctuality is a good habit and a nice virtue, we should pay much attention to it and make much effort to cultivate this good habit so that we may have a strong sense of punctuality and do whatever we are supposed to do on time.
是否做到准时是一种习惯。我们在日常生活中往往没有意识到习惯的影响。 习惯每时每刻都在起作用，或起积极作用，或起不良作用。 习惯与我们的前途息息相关。所以，我们年轻时应该力求次次准时，从不迟到，因为准时的习惯在年轻时比年老时更容易养成。