|Essay Sample 15 |
Comment on the following statement:
| Some teenagers dream of becoming rich whereas others consider it to be rather dangerous. |
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some teens think that it is good to be rich, while others belive that it is harmful to your life and character.
I think there is nothing wrong with being wealthy. First of all, having wealth offers you many opportunities. For instance you can travel a lot or you can afford to have some luxuries in you life. Second, it permits you to have freedom from certain worries. You do not need to worry about health care costs or the price of food. Being wealthy allows us also to be helpful to other people. Rich people, like Bill Gates, sponsor a lot of charitable projects. You can also invest your energy and time into your health and education. People who struggle to earn enough money to exist rarely have both time and opportunity to have these things which wealth can allow.
At the same time there are people who say that being rich is in not a good way to be because a lot of rich people ignore everything else except how to make more money. They evaluate the value of everything by money and as a consequence they forget about other essantial parts of human lives such as love or friendship.
In my opinion these people make a strong point. There is always the danger of falling into the 'money trap'. It can become one’s only goal and one may forget about why money is important at all. However, to my deep concern these people are more exception than the rule. I believe that rich people are mainly good.
In conclusion, I would like to say that there are almost not absolutely good or bad things. All good things can be misused and turned into bad ones and vice versa. That is why I am sure that riches can be a great thing to have and use properly.
Read by Neil Geitz