TOEFL Essay Topic 95 - Some people think governments should spend as much money as possible exploring outer space (for example, traveling to the Moon and to other planets). Other people disagree and think governments should spend this money for our basic needs on Earth. Which of these two opinions do you agree with? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
Basic to any understanding of the development of human beings are the basic needs of people. So when people arguing
Basic to any understanding of the development of human beings are the basic needs of people. So when people arguing that governments should spend money exploring outer space or basic needs on earth, in my point of view, spending money on basic needs on earth is fairer more reasonable than on exploring outer space.
The most significant reason to address my opinion is the importance of the basic needs on earth. Basic needs, such as living, food, clothes and so on, all directly effect the existence of the humans. People can not live without one of these basic needs. For example, people will die if he lacks food in a week and lacks water in three days. And people also die if he have no enough clothes to maintain the warmth in the cold winter. But people can have a pleasing and pleasurable life without exploring outer space such as traveling to the Moon or to the other planets. It is obvious that basic needs directly determine the existence of humans. Only to satisfy the basic needs on earth, people can have the energy to develop the exploration of the outer space.
On the other hand, exploring outer space costs surprisingly and amazingly. Today, there are still hundreds of thousands of people live in hunger, illness and the like, which make them suffer a lot, in the world, especially in some remote and lagging areas. They need food, clean water, medicine and clothes that people called basic needs. Peoples life is the most valuable in the world, so people need money to improve their lives, even just survive and need not worry about tomorrows breakfast. So if the governments have some money to explore the out space, in my opinion, these money should use first to help the people who suffering the hard life. Because I do not think a stone in the Moon is important than a life on earth.
In conclusion, I truly believe that governments should spend money on basic needs on Earth but not on exploring the outer space. It is natural and logic because the basic needs determine the existence of human and there are still many people need money to live better.
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