|Essay Sample 02 |
Comment on the following statement:
| Lots of teens believe that it's important to look nice. However, adults often think that young people pay too much attention to their appearance and fashion. |
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some people think that it is important to look nice, whereas others think it can distract a person from something that is really important.
I think that it is not very important to look nice. First of all, it takes a lot of time and energy. One has to spend substantial amount of time to live up to some standards that other teens have created. Second, it takes a lot of money to keep yourself looking nice. Good perfume and clothes cost a fortunate nowadays. It is also a never ending process because someone else will always look nicer.
At the same time a lot of young people think that if you look nice you have more chances of finding friends or getting more respect from people of the same age.
In my opinion, these people have a point. It does give one some advantages in the beginning. However, if you do not work on your qualities like easygoing, tolerance or forgiveness you can not be popular for a long time.
In conclusion, I would like to say that if I had the choice between looking good or having a good character, I would definitely choose a good character. Nevertheless, one should not totally neglect his or her looks and be what people call “disheveled”, namely, smell or look dirty. I strongly believe that there has to be some healthy balance between looking nice and the cost that it requires to maintain it.
Read by Neil Geitz