Something which is indisputably always good, whereas its negative counterpart always takes on the persona as bad, is progress. Our ability to improve, to adjust, to win. Progress is the only way which we can move forward in this world and develop extraordinary things. I believe in progress.
I believe that progress is what allows us to educate and work. Without progress, we would have no schools any field of work for innovation or exploration. Come to think of it, we would never have the ability to acquire a job at all. Business would never be able to develop and expand, and our economy would remain in a state of idleness, never developing. With progress, we not only have jobs, but we can also expand our fields of work which can become available to us. The economy can prosper, and families can support themselves.
I believe that progress is what allows us to create art. Art is created through the process of mental development. With progress, we can use imagination to our benefit in creating extraordinary paintings, sculptures, foods, or buildings.
With progression comes regression, and I believe that regression is in no way beneficial to anyone, at any time, ever. One could strive to become a culinary master in a kitchen, but take some time off and regress from his or her original state of culinary talent. When I was six years old, I would try to hit the tennis ball as hard as I could, trying to make a tennis shot that would be the coolest. However, I was regressing my technique, trying to hit a cool shot instead of a effective one; this has never benefited me positively today. Regression, in short, only brings us farther away from our goals, and this I believe is a detrimental process. And, although detrimental, it is better than if we were never given the opportunity to progress at all.
When I began to play tennis in the ninth grade again, I was committed. I had learned that being successful at something requires commitment, and from that commitment comes progress. I worked at improving my game, and I have progressed to become a successful tennis player. All of the progress which I gave myself has only served to my benefit me now, and will only continue to do so for the years to come.
If this world lacked progress, we would always be in a state of primitivism. Everything would be the same, and we could never make things better. We could never innovate, imagine, or create if the world was deprived of the ability to progress. If the world never saw progress, we would never see the future, never have had history, and would remain in a state of constant present, for now and forever. But thankfully, we are not deprived of such a treasure; we can create or become some of the most amazing wonders on Earth.