TOEFL Essay Topic 185 - You have enough money to purchase either a house or a business. Which would you choose to buy? Give specific reasons to explain your choice.
I believe that having a roof over my head is more important than having a business in my name. Quite
I believe that having a roof over my head is more important than having a business in my name. Quite simply, the most important things a man needs are clothes and a place to live- a place to return to after a days work. That is what a house is. It is protection, personal and the place you can kick unwanted people from. As the british say " A man`s home is his kingdom".
Personally I believe that business` are very fickle. The business that thrives today may fail tomorrow and vice versa. The best example would be the DotCom balloon. Millionares in the business became penniless almost overnight. So it is obvious that the risk involved in any business is just too high. I dont believe that business` are really tangible. People mightsay that I am scared or maybe not confident to run a business. But the I have come across enough cases of failed businessmen in my life to believe that a business is not safe. The businessman should have talent, a real willingness for hard work and a good deal of luck to succeed. I may be able to work hard but suppose i don`t have the luck? I really do not wish to risk what money i have on a business. Owning a business will give people sleepless nights no matter how the business is running
On the other hand the very idea of owning a house makes anyone feel secure. The thought of having a roof ovey you head always is extremely pleasing. A house will protect me in all conditions whether natural or financial- if I am in extreme need of cash i can sell or mortgage the house for funds. A good house is always a safe bet. So thats what i would do if i had money – buy the house.