Essays by KK
Are people satisfied with what they haveJuly 25th, 2018
Nowadays, many people are obsessed with getting new or different items, and some people argue that people are never satisfied with what they have. However, I do not support this viewpoint. Indeed, some people value what they have and try to own those things as long as they can.
Children should study in coeducational schoolsApril 9th, 2018
Some parents think that their children should study in only-boys or girls schools, while others think that their children should study in coeducational schools. If asked, both sides would provide logical reasons to support their stances. Personally, I disagree with the statement that boys and girls should attend separate schools. I will explain with the following reasons.
Teachers’ salaryApril 9th, 2018
Some people think teachers should be paid more when their students learn well while others think teachers should be paid based on stable salary system. If asked, both sides would provide logical reasons to support their stances. Personally, I disagree with the statement that teachers should be paid according to how much their students learn. I will explain my opinion with the following reasons.
InformationOctober 26th, 2017
In today's world, we are surrounded by overerlming amount of information, and it often causes a discussion how far we should chase the information. Some people say that it is extremely important for us to follow what is going on around the world, while others say that chasing too much news can waste our time. From my perspective, I disagree with the idea that we shall keep up with all events happening around the world no matter where the event occurs. In this essay, I will explain my idea by describing two perspectives.
FriendshipOctober 25th, 2017
In generally speaking, in today's world, the number of friends seems to be considered as one of the factors to evaluate one's personality. This statement provokes controversy between people who thinks quantity is more important than quality, and those who thinks in the other way around, in terms of friendship. From my perspective, I agree with this statement that the close friendship brings more happiness to one's life than the number of friends does, since the real friendship is playing more and more important role in the current era, and it genuinely supports one's life. To begin with, let me refer to the importance of friendship for us living in this current world. After World War Two, human relationships have changed dramatically. First, owing to the increase in divorce rate, we cannot anymore rely on one partner to stay aside for a whole life. In addition, because of weaker relationship with relatives and decrease in birth rate, the size of family has shrunk significantly. As a consequence, relying on family relationship has also become vulnerable. Considering this situation, it might be only genuine friends who we can deeply rely on, support each other and stay aside forever in our life. In my own case, I am not married and I have two siblings with whom I rarely talk to. In case my parents died, I literally will not have anyone to consult with, live with and talk to, other than my best friends. I have three best friends, and I have much closer ties with them than I do with my siblings. For me, being with my best friends is one of the happiest times in my life. In this way, friendship today substitutes the role to a partner and family, supporting one's life. Hence, maintaining a close relationship is necessary for human being. Some people might argue that having many friends also contributes to make people happy, but I cast a doubt on it. Thanks to the development of transportation and increase of travel abroad, we can now become friends from people all around the world, consequently increases the number of friends per person. I myself have hundreds of friends according to my facebook, and it is true that those international friends inspired me by providing different point of view and exchanging various cultures. They indeed broadened my knowledge, but if I am asked whether they make my life “happier,” the answer is no. While closer friends always make me happier, staying in my heart no matter how far actually we are, relationship and conversation with other friends remains just one of the memory in my life. In conclusion, I agree with the opinion that maintaining closer relationships make people happier than making a lot of friends. For people living in current world, it is more and more important to keep genuine friendships to survive this era, supporting each other and staying aside, rather than to compete the number of friends on facebook.