People spend too much time on personal enjoyment

TOEFL Essay Topic 1079 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: people today spend too much time on personal enjoyment - doing things they like to do - rather than doing things they should do.

Author: Nazbanu | Date: September 24, 2017 | Score: 5

Controversy exists over whether today more time should be allocated to do things people should do rather than doing things they like to do. I believe, however, spending time on personal enjoyment is highly beneficial due to bolstering people's morale and motivating them to do obligatory tasks. ...

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People today do not spend too much time on personal enjoyment Score: 4.5 December 1st, 2018 by ma

Recently. In modern society, people’s sense of values have been more diverse and they have different opinions as to their recreation time. If they are asked, they all will provide compelling reasons to substantiate their stances. However, in my opinion, I believe that people today do not spend too much time on personal enjoyment. I feel this way by two reasons which I will explore in the following essay.

To begin with, nowadays people are required to make a more effort than before to succeed their life.
Recently, it is difficult for people to get a decent job after graduation and having a good academic background is important to get a job. Thus, students today need to study even on holidays to prepare for an admission exam more. For example, my brother who is 10 years older than me sent an enjoyable life when he was a high school student. At that time, young people could easily get a job as Japan was in boosting the economy. Therefore, he did not need to worry about his future and just spend his holiday freely. However, after Japanese economy started to decline, companies value the student’s academic background more and young students started to study more to win a competition.
In my case, I used to study at least 5 hours on holiday and I have no time to hang out with my friends as my brother. This example illustrates that students at present are forced to study to send a happy life.

Secondly, the growing shift of globalization compelled business man to work long time. Generally, people need to manage time difference issue if they do a business in foreign countries. So, people need to stay their office until late at night to communicate with oversea branches. A good example of this is my father’s experience who works for an automobile company in Japan. Previously, his company focused on a domestic business and this business model allowed him to go home early evening as everyone including his customers worked in same time zone. However, after his company started to expand their business and established a branch in the United States, my father are required to manage business in American and he started daily phone meeting with colleagues in America. Due to time difference, my father needs to stay until late at night to communicate with American colleagues.
Therefore, he came home later than before and lose his relaxing time. This example shows that people need to work overtime to manage oversea business.

In conclusion, for the reasons I mentioned above, I believe that people today do not spend too much time on personal enjoyment.

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