TOEFL Essay Topic 148 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing games teaches us about life. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Playing games has always been thought to be important to the development of well-balanced and creative children; however, what part,
Playing games has always been thought to be important to the development of well-balanced and creative children; however, what part, if any, they should play in the lives of adults has never been researched that deeply. I believe that playing games is every bit as important for adults as for children. Not only is taking time out to play games with our children and other adults valuable to building interpersonal relationships but is also a wonderful way to release built up tension.
There`s nothing my husband enjoys more after a hard day of work than to come home and play a game of Chess with someone. This enables him to unwind from the day`s activities and to discuss the highs and lows of the day in a non-threatening, kick back environment. One of my most memorable wedding gifts, a Backgammon set, was received by a close friend. I asked him why in the world he had given us such a gift. He replied that he felt that an important aspect of marriage was for a couple to never quit playing games together. Over the years, as I have come to purchase and play, with other couples & coworkers, many games like: Monopoly, Chutes & Ladders, Mastermind, Dweebs, Geeks, & Weirdos, etc. I can reflect on the integral part they have played in our weekends and our “shut-off the T.V. and do something more stimulating” weeks. They have enriched my life and made it more interesting. Sadly, many adults forget that games even exist and have put them away in the cupboards, forgotten until the grandchildren come over.
All too often, adults get so caught up in working to pay the bills and keeping up with the “Joneses`” that they neglect to harness the fun in life; the fun that can be the reward of enjoying a relaxing game with another person. It has been said that “man is that he might have joy” but all too often we skate through life without much of it. Playing games allows us to: relax, learn something new and stimulating, interact with people on a different more comfortable level, and to enjoy non-threatening competition. For these reasons, adults should place a higher priority on playing games in their lives.
Under the same topic
I am strongly agree with the argument that we can learn more about a society by observing how its people spend their leisure time than by observing them at work. To understand the society mostly means to understand its people and their behavior. One of the best way to understand people is to know what […]
Books are invaluable for they teach people huge amount of things both in theory and in practice. What kind of books should be read is always a controversial question. Some people claim that we should only read books about real events, real people and things, because they consider reading fictitious books is unworthy and may […]
Some people think that automobiles are the greatest transporting vehicles that have changed human life. Whereas, other people think that
Some people think that automobiles are the greatest transporting vehicles that have changed human life. Whereas, other people think that airplanes have changed human life a lot. In my opinion, air transportation is the most important means of transportation. I think, Airplane creation is one of the most wonderful creation by human. It improves human […]