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.

 

Write a letter to your college’s administration department complaining about the college’s facilities. In your letter include: -what the problem is -how this problem has affected you -what the college should do to fix this problem

Dear Sir/Madam

I am a third year history student and am writing this letter to bring to your attention about lack of amenities in college’s city campus.

Until quite recently, I was pleased with various facilities. These helped me a lot during previous assignments. However, since past few weeks, I have noticed that large numbers of computers in laboratory are not in working condition. On number of occasions, I have found them in maintenance mode. This situation is annoying and frustrating as due to non-availability of machines, I am not able to gather required information well in time. Thus, I left far behind in course schedule.

I urge concerned department to allocate skilled resource and required budget to repair all computers in one go. I strongly believe that by temporary shutting down research facility for a one week to carry out maintenance work will bring convenience to all students. Thank you for your time and consideration.

I appreciate your concern and I look forward to your response.

 

Yours faithfully,

Vishal

 

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You had a professional photographer take photos at a special family event. You really liked the photos the photographer took. You are having another special family event soon. Write to the photographer. Tell him that you would like to use him again. You should say: What the special family event was that they took photos of last time and why you like them What the special event is that you have coming up and when and where t it Some certain or specific photos of certain people in particular setting or at certain times you would like the photographer to take this time

Dear Mr Patel,

 

My name is Vishal from Edgecliff, Sydney. I am writing this letter to book your time for photography for my coming family event. It is due on 15th April 2012.

 

First of all, I’m big fan of your photographs. Till now, not even single weekend has been passed without flipping my wedding album’s pages. This album was composed by you. Each of photographs is of top-notch quality where one can see perfect blind of colour, brightness and contrast.

 

I would like to avail your service on coming Monday.   I have planned to celebrate my wife’s birthday at Hilton hotel. At present, I have received confirmation from all invitees including my brother who is flying from Singapore to attend party. I will be pleased if you can capture and transform memories with my brother into stunning snaps [Extra Start]which we can cherish over the period of time [/Extra End].

 

I appreciate if you can manage to allot time from your busy schedule as not only me, but my whole family is keen to have you as photographer.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

Vishal