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Life is challenging

February 28th, 2018

Life is challenging. In order to be happy and successful, we need to prepare ourselves on many fronts. Although participating in enjoyable activities, in my view it is also necessary at times to do things we do not enjoy. The bases for my view are personal, social, and financial.

Money makes the world go round

February 28th, 2018

It is said that money makes the world go round. We spend the majority of our waking hours at work - earning a living, providing for our families and saving for our retirement. Although money no doubt plays a critical role in determining the quality and nature of our lifestyles, in my opinion, the size of one’s pay cheque is not a measure of one’s success in life. The bases of my views are philosophical, social and personal.

Life is short

January 20th, 2018

How fast should we do something? This is a controversial issue and there are two possible attitudes toward it. Some state that we should do everything as soon as possible, while others mention that we do not have to hurry. I think this answer depends on personal experience, personality type, and emotional concern, but as far as I am concerned, I strongly believe that we should always be in a hurry for the following reasons.

National curriculum

December 28th, 2017

While a uniform national curriculum has its fervent supporters in many nations influenced by socialist thoughts (such as China and France), a nation should not adopt one curriculum for all students before college. A national curriculum that does not take into account the various and diverse needs of many students cannot adequately prepare them for whatever future career or academic paths that they choose. In what follows, I shall compare and contrast the Chinese and American educational systems. By focusing on the needs of the students, my analysis will be developed both along the socio-economic dimension and the professional v. academic career choice dimension.

Teachers are, essentially those who help students develop physically, intellectually and emotionally. They owned high reputation due to the influence

October 26th, 2017

Teachers are, essentially those who help students develop physically, intellectually and emotionally. They owned high reputation due to the influence they exerted on children –i.e., the next generation of the society. However, less respect is shown among the current people toward some teachers.

Co-workers

September 20th, 2017

Co-workers are vitally important for many people in various working places. In my view, the important characteristics of a co-worker are kindness and goodness at communication. I explore these two points in the following essay.

Should athletes and entertainers get a large amount of money?

July 24th, 2017

Should athletes and entertainers get a large amount of money? This is a controversial issue and there are two possible attitudes toward it. Some state that it is natural for them to earn millions of dollars, while others argue that they do not deserve such high salaries. I believe that the answer depends on personal experience, personality type and emotional concern, but as far as I am concerned, I strongly believe that a large amount of money should be given to them for the following reasons.

Has the increase in the availability of information changed our lives positively?

July 24th, 2017

Has the increase in the availability of information changed our lives positively?

How should we choose friends

July 24th, 2017

How should we choose friends? There are two possible attitudes toward this issue. Some say we should choose friend who resemble us, while others mention we should choose friend who do not resemble us. As far as I am concerned, I definitely believe we should make friends with those who resemble us for the following reasons. First of all, the choice is much easier than the other one. For example, I easily make friends with college student who play soccer. We have a lot of things in common, so we can enjoy talking with each other. I have been playing soccer since I was a junior high school student, I have much knowledge about professional soccer players both in japan and abroad. This will make me find it easy to talk with other soccer fans. On the other hand, I find it difficult to make friends with those who are very different from me because I do not know what subject I should talk with them. This example clearly shows that making friends with those who resemble us is much easier than with those who do not resemble us. In addition, friends who have a lot of thing in common often help me to make up my mind on very important things in my life. For instance, when I was not able to decide whether I should give up my dream of becoming a professional soccer player, they shared their viewpoints with me. As I strongly wanted to be the one at that time, it was difficult for me to make a decision. Thanks to their supports, I was able to make up my mind. As this instance illustrates, I think friends who have a lot of thing in common often help me to make up my mind on very important things in my life. Therefore, I am convinced, for these reasons mentioned above, that we should choose friend who resemble us. First, making friends with those who resemble us is much easier than with those who do not resemble us. Second, friends who have a lot of thing in common often help me to make up my mind on very important things in my life.

How fast should we do something?

July 24th, 2017

How fast should we do something? This is a controversial issue and there are two possible attitudes toward it. Some state that we should do everything as soon as possible, while others mention that we do not have to hurry. I think this answer depends on personal experience, personality type, and emotional concern, but as far as I am concerned, I strongly believe that we should always be in a hurry for the following reasons. First of all, the time we have is limited and we do not have to spend futile time. Although people can live much longer now than before, the time we have is not infinite. The time we can spend in good shapes is shorter than we think in terms of medicine. If we spend a lot of time in doing silly things, this means we lose time to do more meaningful stuffs. Thus we should do everything in a brisk way. This example clearly shows the time we have is limited and we do not have to spend futile time. In addition, when we converge on what we should do and do it in a hurry, we often get better results consequently. For example, when I was a high school student, most students who got high grades do many activities except study, such as playing baseball or doing part-time jobs or voluntary work. This may be unexpected to many people because students who do nothing but study seem to have enough time to get good grades. I think this is because people tend to be lazy if they think they have much time. On the other hand, if people do not have much time, they are inclined to focus on what to do. As this instance illustrate, I think that when we concentrate on what we should do and do it in a hurry, we often get better results consequently. Therefore, I am convinced of, for these reasons mentioned above, that we should always be in a hurry. First, the time we have is limited and we do not have to spend futile time. Second, when we concentrate on what we should do and do it in a hurry, we often get better results consequently.

Reading fiction

July 24th, 2017

Which is more enjoyable, reading fiction or watching movies? Some state that reading fiction is better, while others state the contrary. If asked, both groups would present compelling argument to corroborate their assertions.

Sometimes it is difficult for newcomers to make a good relationship

July 24th, 2017

Sometimes it is difficult for newcomers to make a good relationship with others without any help. Then, teachers should help them to get to be used to new environment in many ways.

Good for student

July 23rd, 2017

Some people may hold the opinion that students do not have to study after coming home every day. However, in my opinion, I agree with the point that it is important for students to do homework. My arguments for this stance are listed as follows.

Homework is good

July 23rd, 2017

Some people may hold the opinion that students do not have to study every day. However, in my opinion, I agree with the point that it is important for students to do homework. My arguments for this stance are listed as follows. First of all, studying every day is more efficient than studying a lot during the night before the test from the view of Biology. To get the exams, some people study a lot only during the night before the day. While, others prepare for them every day. Then, I have read the article about the way to study above. In that article, even though those two groups get the same score, the second group can remember them more longer than the first one. Accumulating knowledge every day is better for brain. So, this shows that studying daily is necessary for students.

People are never satisfied with what they have

July 23rd, 2017

Can people be fulfilled with things which belong to them? There are two possible attitudes toward the issue. Some argue what people have cannot satisfy them. On the other hand, others claim people can live happily with what they have. As far as I am concerned, I strongly believe what people have never satisfies them for the following reasos. First, new items are getting available one after another today. For example, two years ago I bought my smartphone, which is out of date now. There are few people who use the same model now. Many companies are struggling to make smartphones which have more functions than older ones because there is a lot of demand. In addition, having a brand new item is a kind of a status especially among younger generations. This example clearly illustrates new items are getting available one after another today. Second, people tend to like what they don’t have. For instance, if a man has one car and his neighborhood has two ones, he wants to have two. This is always true even if he doesn’t need two cars in fact. I have a similar experience. When I was a child, my mother bought me a TV game. Although I really enjoyed that, as soon as I knew that a friend of mine had a different type of TV game, I was anxious about that TV game. I think this is because human beings are social animal. Anyway, as this example shows people tend to like what they don’t have. In conclusion, as I mentioned above, I am convinced of that what people have never satisfies them. First, new items are getting available one after another today. Second, people tend to like what they don’t have.

Parents are undoubtedly the most important people in every child’s life. Parents signify the whole world to a child during

July 23rd, 2017

Parents are undoubtedly the most important people in every child’s life. Parents signify the whole world to a child during their formative years. However, when you ask me whether parents can prove to be the best teachers, I would disagree. I will present the following arguments to support my opinion. The first and foremost reason why I think parents cannot pose as the best teachers is that they would not be able to spend adequate amount of time with their children. A research reported that about 40-60% of parents do not stay around their kids long enough. It is imperative that they spend enough time, so that they can teach numerous subjects. Taking my childhood as an example, both my parents had been working then, so they had little time to teach me anything substantial. Ultimately, it is the classroom teacher who is able to spend ample time with the children, teaching them everything they know. Another reason for my foresight is that, even if parents had enough time to spend with their children, it is too farfetched to say that they can teach proficiently. This is because parents are neither professionally trained nor experienced in teaching. As such they would find instructing their children a difficult prospect. Moreover, substandard teaching may do more harm than good. Some might say that parents can pass on to their child what they themselves learned in their childhood, but it is too much to presume that they still retain what they had learned so many years ago. And, obviously, the parents need to be educated in the first place for that matter. We cannot expect all parents to be educated, and in the case of only one parent being educated in the family, that parent most probably goes to work and so may not find the time to teach their children. Those are the reasons why I disagree with the statement that parents are the best teachers. It would be quite difficult for them to find the time from their busy lives to attend to their children. Furthermore, I think it is better to leave the teaching to well trained and experienced individuals, the school teachers.

Doing reseach via Internet

July 23rd, 2017

Some people may hold the opinion that doing research by books is the best. However, in my opinion, I agree with the point of view that surveying on the web in more convenient than at library. My arguments for this stance are listed as follows. First of all, you can get the information from the Internet anytime and wherever you are as long as you have the computers. To give an example, my house is a little bit far from the closest library and it takes about 30 minutes on foot. Then, sometimes especially in rainy day it is bother for me to go there to study. In addition, it is closed on every Sunday and after 6:00 PM. Also, because of this business hours I can visit there only on Saturday because I come back home on 7:00 in week days. This experience shows that my states are preferable. In addition, the number of reliable web site is increasing day by day. For instance, there are a lot of services we can look for papers and my university pay for some of them. Also, our students are able to read papers which have been already published at conference and to make a copy. Certainly, this information which are gotten on the internet are credible. Though it is prohibited to write thesis by referencing web information, but it seems this way of using the Internet is widely accepted. As this example illustrate, I strongly believe that using the computers to study is the best. Furthermore, the number of books at the library is limited. Specifically, sometimes the readings that I’ve found have not been there, and I’ve ordered librarians to get them from other places. However, it has taken one or two weeks usually and it would impossible for most of researchers to wait such a long time. This experience also indicates that my idea is superior to the opposite. In conclusion, I think that to survey on the internet is more convenient than by the articles. That is because we can use the internet anytime and anywhere and the information on the web site is getting more reliable now.

For what should the governments use money?

July 23rd, 2017

For what should the governments use money? This is a controversial issue and there are a lot of attitudes toward it. Some people claim they should spend as much money as possible on computer technology, while others argue that they should use as much money as possible on more basic needs. If asked both gropes would present compelling arguments to corroborate their assertions. I think the answer depends on personal experiences, personality type, and emotional concerns, but as far as I am concerned, I definitely believe that the money should be used on more basic needs for the following reasons. First of all, there are a lot of people all around the world who need financial supports because of their diseases. For example, a large number of people are born with congenital diseases such as Dawn's disease and suffering from infections especially in the developing countries. They need a lot of drugs and cure for their disorders, which cost much money and often cannot get them because of lack of money. As the above example illustrates, I suppose that there are a lot of people all around the world who need financial supports because of their diseases. Second, those who don't have their work need more money than those who have their work. For instance, it is necessary for them to have chances to improve the probability of employment, such as training or education, which cost them much money, too. To give my individual instance, I am a medical student and need a large deal of money for the tuition. I am not employed now, so I have to borrow some scholarships. This example clearly shows that those who don't have their occupations need more money than those who have their jobs. Therefore, I am convinced of, for these reasons mentioned above, that the government should use more money on basic needs than computer technology. Firstly, there are a lot of people all around the world who need financial supports because of their diseases. Secondly, those who don't have their work need more money than those who have their work.

How to use money

July 23rd, 2017

What should people spend money on? This is a difficult issue to answer and there are a lot of attitudes toward it. Some argue that people had better spend money on vacation, while others claim that money should be spent on car or house. If asked, both gropes would present compelling arguments to corroborate their assertions. The answer depends on personal experiences, personality type, and emotional concerns, but as far as I am concerned, I strongly believe that a friend of mine should use all the money to go on vacation for the following reasons. First and foremost, we will not have time to go on a trip in the future. After we graduate from the university and begin to work, we will be so busy that we will not be able to go on a vacation with ease. Although we have much time while we are students, we do not have enough money. If a friend of mine has enough money to go on vacation, he should use it for trip. To give a individual example, my older brother, who began to work this April for a human resource company in Tokyo, Japan, often says that he has a lot of thigs to do so he can travel only once a year. This example clearly shows that we will not have time to go on a trip in the future. In addition, the memories of travel last forever. I still remember that I would often visit my grandmother who died ten years ago when I was a junior high school student. She lived far from my house, so it was a little trip for me to go to her house by myself. She always took me a Japanese restaurant and I loved their dishes. Even now I sometimes go there. As the above instance illustrates, I suppose the memories of travel last forever. Traveling encourages me to broaden my horizon. Meeting people who have different backgrounds makes me notice the differences of culture. Actually, I was surprised by the way people live in America when I went there to see the sights. The United States comprises of people from various countries and they interact with each other. During my stay in America, I met a young boy from German who came there to see the sights, too. He told me his life in his country and I learned its tradition. If I had not been there, I would not have the chance to talk with a German and know the country. When I am earning my living by working as a pediatrician, having touched the local culture is very beneficial to me, because I have many opportunities to talk with patients who differ from one another. Therefore, I am convinced of, for these reasons mentioned above, that a friend of mine should use all the money to go on vacation. Firstly, we will not have time to go on a trip in the future. Secondly, the memories of travel last forever. Thirdly, Traveling encourages me to broaden my horizon.

Should athletes and entertainers get a large amount of money?

July 23rd, 2017

Should athletes and entertainers get a large amount of money? This is a controversial issue and there are two possible attitudes toward it. Some state that it is natural for them to earn millions of dollars, while others argue that they do not deserve such high salaries. I believe that the answer depends on personal experience, personality type and emotional concern, but as far as I am concerned, I strongly believe that a large amount of money should be given to them for the following reasons. First of all, it must be a challenge to become an athlete or an entertainer. For example, a lot of children want to choose professional footballers as occupation. In my childhood, I hoped to play football in the United States and make both ends meet by football. In Japan, a large number of elementary school students or junior high school students belong to football clubs and practice it very hard. There are severe competitions, and I had to give up my dream of becoming a professional soccer player. In England or German, football is much more popular than in Japan, so in such a country it must be much more challenging to be a professional player in Japan. Professional players of other sports and entertainers are also true of this trend. This example clearly illustrates that it is difficult to make a living by working as an athlete or an entertainer. In addition, athletes and entertainers always have the risk of losing their jobs after acquiring the position. For instance, athletes may lose their occupations if they get big injuries or diseases and they are more susceptible to injuries than others mainly because their work are tougher than other work. On the other hand, entertainers may become unemployed if other entertainers get popular. Actually, a friend of mine who was a professional baseball player was made to stop playing it because he was injured in a match. He was so young at that time, so it was a pity. As this example shows athletes and entertainers always have the danger of losing their jobs. In conclusion, I am convinced that a large amount of money should be given to athletes and entertainers. First, it is a challenge to become an athlete or an entertainer. Second, athletes and entertainers always have the risk of losing their jobs.

What a the qualities of a good neighbor?

July 23rd, 2017

This is a difficult issue to answer and there are a lot of attitudes toward it. Some states rich and generous man is good, while others say their occupations are most vital. If asked, the both gropes would present compelling arguments to corroborate their assertions. I think the answer depends on personal experiences, personality type, and emotional concerns, but as far as I am concerned, I strongly believe that friendliness and similarity to us are most important factors to be a good neighbor for the following reason. First and foremost, a good neighbor must be friendly so that my house is the place to be able to feel relaxed. Everyone wants his or her neighbor to be kind and easy to talk to. To tell my individual example, people who lives near my house are very sociable and often help me when I have some troubles. I can feel very relaxed when I come home thanks to their kindness. On the other hand, before I moved to my current house in Kagoshima, which is located in rural areas, I had lived in Tokyo. Tokyo is one of the biggest cities in the world, and people in urban areas tend not to take care of others. Actually, the neighbors of the previous house rarely talked to me and I felt lonely. I even suspect I was disliked by them. As this example clearly shows, I suppose a good neighbor must be friendly so that my house is the place to be able to feel relaxed. In addition, having some similarities to us is essential because we can easily make friends with those who have a lot of things in common. For example, I have been playing soccer since I was a junior high school student, so I have a large number of subject to talk about. I find it easy to talk with people who play soccer and other sports. In contrast, I find it difficult to make friends with those who have a large number of differences with me since I do not know what subject I should talk with them. There is another example. I am studying medicine at the University of Tokyo and want to be a pediatrician in the future. Because of this, I have made friends with many medical students, especially pupils who are going to be a pediatrician. These above instances illustrate having some similarities to us is essential because we can easily make friends with those who have a lot of things in common. To sum up, I am convinced, for these reasons mentioned above, that friendliness and similarity to us are most important factors to be a good neighbor.

Borrowing money from a friend

July 23rd, 2017

This is a difficult issue to answer and there are two possible attitudes toward it. Some state borrowing money from friend can do the friendship harm, while others argue it does not. If asked, both groups would present compelling arguments to corroborate their assertions. I think the answer depends on personal experiences, personality type, and emotional concerns, but as far as I am concerned, I strongly believe that friendship cannot be damaged by lending a friend of mine some money for the following reasons. First and foremost, every friend will give back the money he or she borrowed sooner or later. Although I often lend some money to my friends, they have never forgotten to give it back. Some return more money than I lent to express their appreciation. To give my individual example, I lent money to a friend of mine when I was a junior high school student. We rarely saw each other at that time, and I had moved to another town in Tokyo, Japan, before I received the money from him. I completely had forgotten it since I came across him when I was a freshman at the University of Tokyo, but he still remembered it and returned the money. As this example clearly shows, I suppose that every friend will give back the money they borrowed sooner or later. In addition, borrowing or lending money gives me a sense of trust. I feel I am trusted when my friends let me borrows their money because I lend my money to those I think is trustworthy. When I am asked to lend some money by a stranger, I will definitely turn down the offer, even if the amount is very little. On the other hand, I will lend money to my friends no matter how much money they want as I believe they will return it. The above instance illustrates borrowing or lending money gives me a sense of trust. To sum up, I am convinced, for these reasons mentioned above, that friendship cannot be damaged by lending a friend of mine some money. First, every friend will give back the money he or she borrowed sooner or later. Second, borrowing or lending money gives me a sense of trust.

How advertising affect us?

July 23rd, 2017

How advertising affect us? This is a controversial issue and there are two possible attitudes toward it. Some state that it gives us useful information about new products, while others argue that it encourages us to buy items which are not necessary. If asked, both groups would present compelling arguments to corroborate their assertions. I think the answer depends on personal experiences, personality type, and emotional concerns, but as far as I am concerned, I strongly believe that it gives us useful information about new products which make our lives better for the following reasons. First and foremost, advertising always gives us a lot of information about brand new items, which we do not buy if there are no advertisements. By invention of the internet, we can see a lot of advertisements about foreign stuffs. We can also see foreign TV commercials. To give my individual example, I saw an advertisement about Apple Watch when I was surfing the internet. The advertisement said it was able to measure my heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure while I was walking. I found it very interesting and bought it. In fact, it encouraged me to take a walk and I succeeded to lode my weight. This example clearly shows that advertising always gives us a lot of information about brand new items, which we do not buy if there are no advertisements. In addition, the items which seemed useless at first always turns out to be useful later. For example, when I purchased a personal computer 10 years ago only because an advertisement said it was very cheap, I regretted buying it because I had nothing to do with my computer then. In contrast, I use it every day to write my assignments at university or to surf the internet. Currently, I feel I am happy to buy it at that time and I cannot even imagine the life without it. As the above instance illustrates, I suppose the items which seemed useless at first always turns out to be useful later. To sum up, I am convinced, for these reasons mentioned above, that our lives are improved getting useful information about new products through advertisement. Firstly, advertising always gives us a lot of information about brand new items, which we do not buy if there are no advertisements. Secondly, the items which seemed useless at first always turns out to be useful later.

Some people may hold the opinion that elderly people spend their lives easily. However, in my opinion, I agree with

May 14th, 2017

Some people may hold the opinion that elderly people spend their lives easily. However, in my opinion, I agree with the point of view that these days we have less problems than our grandmother and grandfather. My arguments for this stance are listed as follows.

Travel with friends

May 14th, 2017

Some people may hold the opinion that going on a trip alone is the best. However, in my opinion, I agree with the point of view that taking a trip with friends and family is better than travel alone. My arguments for this stance are listed as follows.

Should athletes and entertainers get a large amount of money?

May 12th, 2017

Should athletes and entertainers get a large amount of money? This is a controversial issue and there are two possible attitudes toward the issue. Some state that it is natural for them to earn millions of dollars, while others argue that they do not deserve such high salaries. I believe the answer depends on personal experience, personality type and emotional concern, but as far as I am concerned, I strongly believe that a large amount of money should be given to them for the following reasons.

Most significant influence on young adults

May 7th, 2017

Which of the family or friends has the most significant influence on young adults? There are two possible attitudes toward the issue. Some claim that the family is the most important. On the other hand, others argue that the friends is. As far as I am concerned, I strongly believe that young adults are most influenced by the friend.

Space adventure

May 6th, 2017

The word "Space adventure" has captured a large number of people's heart. Many men have been attracted by the unknown world and have desired to live in space at some future time. The universe is the last and infinite unexplored region for human beings. However, space researches do not accomplish only by yearning. These researches cost hugely. Another way to express this is that spending money always has its opportunity cost. In other words, money spent on some venture could have been used for financing some other alternative venture. Some people believe that money spent on space research benefits all of humanity. Other people believe that there are better opportunities for spending this fund.

We will never explore space

May 6th, 2017

When we see photographs of starving children, it's hard to say that we should spend billions of dollars on space exploration. But that's just what we should do. Children don't need to be starving, but we do need to explore space. Right now, we have enough money to feed every person on Earth. Children are starving because of mismanagement of resources and simple human greed. Those are problems we can solve right here on earth. That shouldn't stop our need to find out what's beyond our own solar system.




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