It is very important that children should study hard at schools. Time spent playing sport is time wasted. Do you agree?

One does not have to look far, in today’s competitive world, to see that to have a bright future; children need to develop expertise not only on academic level but also on sports front as well. There is a school of thought which contends that kids should focus only on studies  as time spent on field is wastage of time.  This will be proven wrong by analysing importance of sports at every stage of life.

Firstly, there is no denial that student should study hard during school days.  However, important lessons of professional life such as team work and team spirit can be best learnt on fields. For example, numerous universities and schools have found that student’s regular participation in sports has helped students to learn team spirit  rather quickly. Thus, it is clear that time spent of sports is actually time well spent.

Secondly, due to globalization, there are ample career opportunities present in sports sector. A student with good field level skills can earn millions of dollars which otherwise not possible. For instance, Usan Bolt has made big name and fame into 100 metres field track event. It is worth to mentions here that he was identified, nurtured and trained by his teacher when he was in standard three. From this it becomes quite evident that students have great prospects if they developed talent in sport by investing time at early stage of their life.

At the end of the day, I pen down saying that studies and sports should go parallel. However, vital lesson of life such as team engagement can be truly learnt via sports only.  Moreover, time spent on sports is actually time well utilized as it could open door for great opportunity.  It is hoped that more and more students will appreciate the significance of time allocation for sports for better life experience.

Technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in the world today. Given time, technology will completely replace the teacher in the classroom. Analyze both sides of this argument.

One doesn’t have to look far, in today’s technology driven world, to see that technology usage has been increased a lot in classroom. There is a school of thought which contends that it will abandon requirement of having teachers in the classroom. Conversely, others argue that despite heavy usage of technology, teachers will still play insignificant role in the classroom. Both these views will be analysed before a reasoned conclusion is drawn.

Firstly, it is abundantly clear that technology such as Internet has seen a rapid growth in recent time. It can transfer data like audio and visuals from one corner of the world to another like never before. For example, Harvard University has started virtual classrooms where neither students nor teachers need to physically present in the classroom. Moreover, teacher can simply record his class which can be played multiple times over and over as per student’s convenience. Thus, it is clear that view that says teachers will be obsolete in near future has garnered support.

At the other end of the spectrum, classes powered by technology have little to no control over knowledge gatherers. For instance, it is believed that student required watchful eye of a teacher to ensure that they are indeed learning and completing their assigned task. However, virtual classes have this limitation and they can’t provide this. It is obvious from this that view that says technology can’t replace teachers could also be plausible.

At the end of the day, both sides of argument regarding possibility of technology driven classroom have strong support. However, after analysing both camps, it is evident that idea of having a class entirely run by machines cannot be supported. As such, it is predicted that negative aspects of debate over teacherless classes will be forever be stronger than the positive ones and because of this technology will never replace teachers. 

In achieving personal happiness, our relationships with other people (family, friends, colleagues) are more important than anything else. Issues such as work and wealth take second place. Argue in support of this claim.

One doesn’t have to look far, in today’s money driven world, to see that personal relations play insignificant role in achieving happiness.  It is argued that work and financial position does matter a lot but deep connections with near and dear ones are true secret to individual’s happiness. This will be shown by analysing the often lonely lives of wealthy celebrities.

Firstly, it is abundantly clear that considerable number of affluent well known faces were not able to live joyous life. For example, Michel Jackson, who was the richest and greatest dancer of all time, was not happy from inside. This was largely due to his distant relations with family members as well as turbulent relationship with friends. On the other hand, people with limited skills and finance, have live happy life because of their sound social network. Thus, it is clear that solid and rooted relationships have upper hand over wealth when it comes to achieve happiness.

Secondly, it has been proved millions of times that money can’t buy happiness. For instance, although, chief minister of my state – Mr. Modi is sitting on large cash pile, he is not able to live happy life due to his eroded relations with co-minsters. From this, it is evident that there is no substitute of healthy relationships if one wants to bring delight in his life.

 

At the end of the day, I pen down saying that money can help us to bring materialistic happiness but true happiness can be gathered via strong relationships with friends and family members. It is hoped that importance of healthy relationship will become more prevalent in years to come.

Some people believe that punishment is the only purpose of prisons while others believe that prisons exist for various reasons. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

 

People have different views about prison’s establishment. There is a school of thought which contends that the sole purpose of prison is to use it as punishment centre. Conversely, others argue that there are considerable whys and wherefores of prison’s existence. To my way of thinking, I have to agree with latter view.

To begin with, there are good arguments for using prisons for penalties only. Firstly, offenders pose a serious threat to community and they need severe punishments. Secondly, if governments do not lock criminals into cells from innocent junta then they will be under constant fear. For example, it would be difficult for common man if rapists and murderers are living next to his doors instead of in jails. Thus, the prisons should be used only to keep criminals where they have no meaningful activities to perform apart from serving sentence.

At the other end of the spectrum, it is certainly true that to reduce crimes and violence, authorities need to educate offenders. The perfect place to provide education to criminals is the prison. For instance, my close relative was sentenced for one year in Tihar jail when he committed multiple thefts. At the same time, he received valuable lessons about life in jail’s rehabilitation centre. When he came out, this learning helped him to transform into a good citizen. It is clear that prisons can serve great purpose to society when they are used to steer criminals in right direction as well.

At the end of the day, I pen down saying that multipurpose prison system would be more meaningful to nations. It is hoped that more and more countries will appreciate the idea of using prisons as rehabilitation centre as well to reduce crimes and improve sense of security.

 

Some people consider thinking about the future to be a waste of time and that we should live now. Do you agree or disagree with this statement.

It is true that time management plays a crucial role in shaping one’s future. There is a school of thought which contends that person shouldn’t worry about coming years rather they should enjoy present. Conversely, others argue that future planning is a better utilization of time. To my way of thinking, I have to agree with latter view.

Firstly, it is abundantly clear that in today’s uncertainty, future planning help us to overcome worst situations quickly as well as strongly. For example, five months ago, my friend had a horrible car accident in Sydney. However, he was able to get best treatment and meet all his expenses because he had insurance coverage. If he had not planned for worst case, then he would have put his family in big financial trouble.

Secondly, it is immediately apparent that future goal settings help us to achieve our targets. A definite planning give us clear picture about our position and in turn stand in society. For instance, when I was fifteen years old, I nailed down that I wanted to become an Engineer at the age of twenty five. Because of the detailed planning, I achieved what I was aiming for. I was praised by society members for my achievement and it helped me to boost my confidence. At the same time, I strongly believe that person should not sacrifice his present by excessively focusing on future.

At the end of the day, I pen down saying that, enjoying current time is crucial but first priority should be given to future planning. It is hoped that more and more people will appreciate the idea of time management for better life style.

 

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Some people think that a person should change a carrier at least once, while others think that it is better to stay in one job for a lifetime. Do you agree or disagree?

There is a school of thought which contends that an individual has to change her profession at least once. Conversely, others argue that it will fetch considerable benefits if one chooses to stick with only one job during her entire life. To my way of thinking, I have to agree with latter view.

To begin with, it is abundantly clear that when a person provides her services to one employer only then it will help her to bring stability in her life. This stability is not limited to professional life only but also includes personal life as well. To illustrate this, I have noticed that most of my friends who are working with same organization since last 10 years are steady as well as secure in life compare to rest of friends who have changed their employer more than once in last decade.

Perhaps, most importantly, it is immediately apparent that gaining employer’s trust by showing loyalty is utmost crucial in today’s competitive job market.  Although, gaining new experiences by switching employer is much required, but employers are more interested in providing good salary increments and higher responsibilities to only those workers who that have shown term commitments.  For example, I have moved to top managerial position within 7 years while sticking to one company only. On the other side, my colleague, who has changed 5 employers, is still working at junior level even after 12 years of experience.

At the end of the day, I pen down saying that, continuing with one employer yield into benefits like stable carrier, more promotions and superior hikes whilst moving from one employer to another will hinder carrier growth quite significantly.

 

Some people believe that hobbies need to be difficult to be enjoyable. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

One doesn’t have to look far, in current circumstances throughout the world, to see that hobbies play a significant role in one’s enjoyment. There is a school of thought which contends that leisure activities should be hard to enjoy. Conversely, others argue that hobbies do not need to be tough to delight in. To my way of thinking, I have to agree with later view.

To begin with, it is immediately apparent that in today’s hectic life style, everyone wants to engage themselves into various leisure events which can help them to relax, refresh and recharge.  The level of toughness for these events can be hard or easy. However, based on personal experience, I can say that a difficult hobby doesn’t guarantee happiness. For example, my close friend spends more than 2 hours a day in rock climbing after his office hours. Although, he is quite good at this but I have never seen him happy after his training gets over.  Instead, I have found him mentally drenched as well as tensed.

At the other end of spectrum, it is abundantly clear that indulging into less difficult events bring definite happiness. In general, to pursue such hobby, person does not need to allocate and spend significant time and finance in learning as well as in continuing. To illustrate, I have seen numbers of people whose primary hobby is singing, reading or even playing chess, are happiest person on earth.

The state of affairs relating to this matter in my country, Australia, is not a great deal different from the experiences of nations throughout the world.

At the end of day, when all is said and done, I pen down saying that difficult hobbies are time and resource intensive and not in realm of every person.  I strongly believe that less challenging hobbies are much more enjoyable as everyone including kids as well as old people can give hands on regardless their economic situation.