TOEFL Essay Topic 50 - Some people like to do only what they already do well. Other people prefer to try new things and take risks. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
enjoying new things
It is almost impossible to meet someone able to do everything in a perfect way. Someone can be really good in climbing but not able, for example, to swim; in the same way, a chef could maybe cook an amazing pizza but only a decent pasta. Some people prefer to do only what they are good at; probably because everyone, I thinks, feels more confortable in doing what they do really well. However, sometimes I like to try new things; changing the way I do something, or take the risk to try something totally new. I will explain the reasons why I feel this way in the following essay.
First of all, in my opinion you can enjoy to do something even if you do not excel in it. Sometime we are tempted to think that we can not having fun in doing something if we are not able to do it perfectly. Worse, we could feel incompetent looking at someone better at something than us. However, my experience is a good example of the possibility to enjoy also the difficulties. Some years ago, some friend of mine invited me to a go-kart race. I had already tried once and I knew that I was really bad in that; but my friends convinced me to go with them. When we started the race, I saw that I was not the only unable one. In fact, I met a boy with my same difficulties; we let the others enjoy their fast race, and we enjoyed ours, driving together and making fun of each other.
Secondly, you could have some talents that you are not aware of. For everything, there is always the first time; at the beginning you can not be totally aware of your capability. Also a great guitar player, for example, must had tried playing the first time without being sure of his talent. As I said above, I was really bad in go-kart. However, me and my new friend met at the race decided to go trying a canoe trip in the river next to the car-race. With surprise, we found out that we were pretty good at it. As a result, I started to go canoeing often during my vacations, and I am still doing that.
In conclusion, I prefer to try new things rather than just do what I am already good at; and this is because in doing that you can enjoy also the obstacles and you can find new and undiscovered interests.