Jobs have no gender.

Gender equality in employment has become a hot topic for debate in recent years. Some people believe that certain jobs are suitable only for men, whereas other are perfect only for women. However, others claim that there are no female or male professions.

As far as I am concerned, the employee’s gender does not determine his or her future job. To begin with, both men and women are equal in professional abilities, because nowadays they get equal education. Moreover, the modern world provides equal rights for all people and spreads the idea of the tolerance to distinct preferences of different people. This means that nowadays everyone has an opportunity to work whomever he/she wishes. For example, men who are fond of fashion are able to work as models or designers, which have been considered to be female kinds of jobs lately, while women can hold office of bosses in worldwide corporations.

However, some people do not agree with my point of view. According to them, a gender gap in employment exists, because the masculine gender is smarter and stronger than the female one. They support their opinion by the fact that women are highly unlikely to work as loaders or scientists.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with this argument. This is exactly owing to my belief that neither men nor women have been proven to be smarter than the other sex. In addition, the fact that women lacked muscle power did not deter them from pursuing their career goals.

In conclusion, I would like to state that there are no gender-specific jobs. These days everyone has a chance to choose the job according to his/her preferences.

Teenagers should be allowed to work part-time to earn their pocket money.

Nowadays young people wish to become financially independent from parents as soon as possible. In this regard, some people believe that it is a positive option to let teenagers work part-time, while others claim that earning money at the young age is meaningless and should be prohibited.

As far as I am concerned, it is better to permit teenagers to make profit on part-time jobs for a few reasons. Firstly, youngsters who earn money by themselves will become more independent and organized, and therefore, more prepared for adulthood. Secondly, they will learn how to control their earnings and spendings which is a useful skill. Lastly, they will receive working experience which will help them when getting future full-time job.

However, some people do not agree with my point of view. According to them, a part-time job is nothing more but a waste of time for teenagers. They insist that it will only distract young people from really important deeds such as studying. That is why they claim that it should be forbidden to work for them.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with this argument. This is exactly owing to my belief that purposeful young people are able to combine work and studies properly. They will only increase their skill of time-management in order to deal with all tasks in time.

In conclusion, I would like to state that having a half-time job is very beneficial for youngsters, indeed. That is why there should be a chance for teenagers who are willing to make pocket money to work.

Nowadays children watch too much TV.

Watching TV is considered to be one of the most common pastime activities among people of all ages. Some people even believe, that children became too addicted to TV nowadays. However, others claim that it does not play a vital role in their lives.

As far as I am concerned, today’s children do not overuse TV for a few reasons. To begin with, TV programs for kids are usually shown early in the morning, when children go to kindergartens or schools. That is why they just do not have an opportunity to watch it. Moreover, mobile phones and computers became more popular with children. Television set is just replaced by more modern gadgets.

However, some people do not agree with my point of view. According to them, a great number of children still watch TV too much. They insist that young ones dedicate all their free time to this activity, because it is really captivating and does not take any energy. Besides, they insist that every family has a TV set, and therefore, it becomes too hard for youngsters to resist watching it.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments. This is exactly owing to my belief that modern young ones do not have time for TV, because they are too busy for it. They have to study, to do their homework, to do sports and other activities. In addition, watching TV has just become outdated/ old fashioned.

In conclusion, I would like to state that children do not watch television too much nowadays, indeed. This activity is being slowly abandoned.

Honesty is the best policy.

Honesty is considered to be one of the most valuable qualities in a man. In this regard, some people believe that it is always better to tell the truth even when it is hard to do. However, others claim that in some occasions a lie is a necessity.

As far as I am concerned, honesty is the best policy, indeed. Firstly, honest people have a clear conscience. They do not need to hide anything. Secondly, unlike liars, they do not have to make up wrong information or excuses, they just say everything directly. Lastly, it is easier for sincere people to build strong relationships because everybody trusts them.

However, some people do not agree with my point of view. According to them, sometimes a lie is a better policy than honesty. They insist that the bitter truth can spoil any relationship, while a white lie helps to avoid such situations. Besides, being too direct can hurt other person’s feelings.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments because they are not convincing for me. This is exactly owing to my belief that if a lie is revealed, it will ruin the relations in a much worse way.

In conclusion, I would like to emphasize the fact that honesty is one of the vital people’s qualities. That is why I strongly believe that being honest is definitely the best way of behaviour in any circumstances.

It is cruel to keep animals in zoos. 

Many wild animals are kept in zoos. Some people are convinced that living in a zoo is a torture for animals, while others believe that keeping animals in zoos is absolutely fair.

As far as I am concerned, keeping wild animals in captivity is an example of inhumanity. Firstly, many zoos are at odds with the standards of wildlife conditions. Thus, it make the lives of those poor animals miserable. Secondly, enclosing animals in cages leads to an impossibility of their return to the wild since animals lose skills in such a confined environment like cages.

However, some people do not share my point of view. They state that keeping animals in zoos is rather humanely since it saves species from extinction.

Nonetheless, I do not agree with my opponents’ point of view. To begin with, animals still have a much lower life expectancy in a zoo because animals are often more stressed and are unable to do usual things that they can do in the wild. Furthermore, if people keep more and more animals in cages not only will the species become extinct or endangered, but also animals will lose their natural way of life.

To sum up, I would like say that it is wrong to keep helpless animals in cages. Although a number of people do not share my opinion, I strongly believe that keeping animals in zoos should be prohibited.

By Алиска Панич <3

Childhood is the safest period of human life.

Childhood is usually considered to be the happiest part of life. Some people are convinced that childhood years are also the most secure time in people’s lives. However, others believe that childhood period is rather dangerous.

As far as I am concerned, childhood years are the least dangerous time. Firstly, a child is almost always surrounded by older relatives such as parents, grandparents, elder sisters and brothers who look after him/her and prevent any danger. Thus, a child is safe. Secondly, kids are strongly protected not only by their families but also by the government and have a wide range of rights. Hence, a child’s safety is ensured at the state level.

However, some people do not quite share my point of view. According to these people, childhood might be an unsafe time of life since there are a number of illnesses that may endanger the lives of kids who have weaker immune systems than adults.

Nonetheless, I cannot quite agree with my opponents’ point of view. To begin with, children are vaccinated during infancy, which lowers the risk of getting ill. Furthermore, preserving the health of kids is the main responsibility of their parents.

To sum it all up, I would like to say that the period of childhood is the most harmless time in life. Although a number of people do not share my point of view, I strongly believe that a lot of grown-ups dream of going back to the time when they were safe and protected children.

By Алиска Панич

The negative effects of tourism outweigh the positive ones.

Nowadays tourism plays an essential role in people’s and different countries’ lives and provides a great deal of advantages. Some people, however, claim that the disadvantages from it prevail over its benefits.

As far as I am concerned, positive effects of tourism outweigh its drawbacks for a few reasons. Firstly, it allows people to get acquainted with other countries’ culture and history and, therefore, to become more educated and experienced. Secondly, in some countries tourism industry is a major source of income. The last but not the least is that it encourages governments to restore and preserve historical sites and monuments.

However, some people do not agree with my point of view. According to them, tourism does more harm than good. They insist that with the development of tourism the rise of migration took place. Besides, travellers do not always obey the other countries’ rules which reflects in acts of vandalism and other crime commitments.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments because they are not convincing for me. This is exactly owing to my belief that disobedience among tourists can be prevented by taking special measures.

In conclusion, I would like to state that the positive aspects of tourism overcome negative ones, indeed. Tourism leads to development, provides experience sharing, broadens people’s horizons.

It is difficult to understand people who enjoy extreme sports.

Nowadays extreme kinds of sports have become quite popular and, therefore, some people are eager to try it at least at once. However, others do not share such a desire to experiment with dangerous sports and just do not realize how people take pleasure in it.

As far as I am concerned, it is difficult to understand people who are fond of extreme sports, indeed. Firstly, thrill – seekers are endanger their lives. Secondly, they make their relatives feel really nervous. It is impossible to enjoy an activity knowing that someone is worrying about you. The last but not the least is that there are a great deal of other activities which can bring more joy than extreme sports without any risk.

However, some people do not agree with my point of view. According to them, it is quite easy to understand those, who love doing extreme sports. They insist that such kind of activities bring people extraordinary feelings due to adrenalin. Besides, it fills ordinary people’s boring lives with more excitement.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments. This is exactly owing to my belief that it is hard to realize why some people are ready to risk their lives and make their relatives worry just in order to have some fun. It is possible to experience some more entertainment in life in many other secure ways. Moreover, adrenaline, which provides unusual feelings, has a very short-time effect. That is why it is valueless and risk-worthless.

In conclusion, I would like to state that people who enjoy extreme sports are likely to be misunderstood. It is unreasonably risky and reckless to do dangerous kinds of sports.

Computer games teach us nothing.

Computer games are gaining more and more popularity nowadays. Some people believe that they do not just entertain people, but teach them some important skills. However, others claim that playing games is a meaningless pastime.

As far as I am concerned, computer games are not useless for a few reasons. Firstly, they develop agility, speed of thinking and improve memory. The player has to be concentrated on the game in order to win. That is why he has to engage all his intellectual abilities, which are improving in a positive way while playing. Secondly, computer games teach people to cooperate with other players, and thus, develop collaboration. Lastly, they help to relax after a busy day.

However, others do not agree with my point of view. According to them, computer games do not develop any useful skills. They are quite simple and do not require any intellectual abilities. Besides, if the games were educational, people would not played them that much.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments. This is exactly owing to my belief that computer games involve using high concentration, attentiveness, memorization and quick reaction. People obtain these skills while playing the computer in pursuance of being a winner. Moreover, educational games are less boring than just entertaining ones, because they imply constant solution of different tasks.

In conclusion, I would like to state that playing computer games is not a pointless activity. It has a great number of benefits and teaches people in different ways.

The most important thing in life is health.

Nowadays more and more people are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle. They believe that health is an essential thing in life of every person. However, others claim that health is not that important in comparison with some other things like money.

As far as I am concerned, health is the most valuable treasure people have for a few reasons. Firstly, healthy people are happier than those, who are not. Health makes them feel better physically and morally and helps to live life to its fullest. Secondly, it provides an opportunity to develop other important spheres of life, for example, material wealth. Sick people do not have such a chance because they are only concentrated on improving of their physical state.

However, some people do not agree with my point of view. According to them, money plays a bigger role than health. It is possible to purchase one’s wishes with money, even happiness, while health does not give you an opportunity to obtain anything.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with this argument. This is exactly owing to my belief that one can buy everything with money except health, and that only health can bring true happiness. Moreover, healthy people are more likely to make more money than unhealthy ones.

In conclusion, I would like to state that every person has to be careful with his health. It is definitely the most important and valuable thing in life.