TOEFL Essay Topic 115 - Some people prefer to plan activities for their free time very carefully. Others choose not to make any plans at all for their free time. Compare the benefits of planning free-time activities with the benefits of not making plans. Which do you prefer - planning or not planning for your leisure time? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your choice.
whether to plan activities for their free time carefully
The topic of people’s view on whether to plan activities for their free time very carefully can be approached from many different angles due to its complexity. Some people tend to organize what they do in their free time in advance, while others seem to prefer making no plans for their free time. There is no certain answer to say which one is better, in fact, it depends on the circustances one is in. As far as I am concerned, I favor the former one, that is , I like to be well-planed about what to do in my free time.
On the one hand, there are some advantages to people who choose not to make any plan at all for their free time. First, it is more troublesome to make a plan just for what to do in one’s free time. Take my friend Nancy for example, she is a commercial lawyer in Taiwan, she’s overwhelmed with daily work that she doesn’t even have time to sleep. Thus on the weekends, she’s always get up late to enjoy a long-hour sleep. And it’s almost noon when she wakes up, she continues to do the research or the paper work to prepare for Monday’s work. It’s simple and realistic for her not to plan what to do in her free time, since all she need is sleeping. Besides, some people argue that if we have to plan everything even the activities in our free time, life would be full of anxious and lack of surprise.
On the other hand, however, there are some advantages to plan what to do in our leisure time very carefully. Through carefully planning, we can arrange our schedule in advance and organize different activities to do every week, especially for people who have many interests. For instance, I am the people full of interest, I’ve always been willing to learn new things and develop many different hobbies. Thus, for the people like me, it’s better to organize their time carefully to enjoy a fulfill life. Besides, if we plan what to do in advance, we can have a full schedule and enjoy the weekends under our control.
With the reasons above, I prefer to plan activities for my free time very carefully. In other words, I enjoy planning even for what to do in my leisure time. That’s not to say, however, that other points of view are completely without merit. However, I think the problem itself depends on what kind of style you like, it’s simply the attitude toward life.
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