TOEFL Essay Topic 136 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing a game is fun only when you win. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Game playing is an important part of our live no matter if we play games for fun or on some
Game playing is an important part of our live no matter if we play games for fun or on some purpose. They teach us to the both sides of life – how to win and how to lose. Furthermore, playing games is of great importance because it could teach us not only how to save our opponents` dignity when we win but also how to save ours when we lose.
Rules of the games are the same as the rules of life. To be able to win it needs at first to learn how to lose. Winning in a game is as in the real life – it needs a hard work and a great deal of patience as well. To be a winner is one of the crucial qualities for the people nowadays because "winners take it all." However, no one could always win.
When I play a game I could have fun not only when I win, although I find the real pleasure of playing a game only when I win. On one hand I enjoy, of course, talking with my friends who are my opponents at that moment, joking with them or with my partner in the game. Therefore, playing games entertains me in all. But on the other hand it is essentially for me to win in order to have real fun.
I admit that I experience the real pleasure and satisfaction of playing a game only when I win. Some people would say that I am an egocentric person. But who would blame me that I do not accept to lose and that my only aim is to win.
Maybe that is my way of playing the game called "life" – to do my best and always try to be a winner.