IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 446 - Competitiveness is a positive quality for people in most societies
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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Competitiveness is a positive quality for people in most societies. How does competitiveness affect individuals? Is it a positive or negative trend?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
The world in which we are living has many inventions and the modern society is the cumulative contributions of many great individuals. One of the reasons for progress of modern world is the competitive nature human has with others. In my opinion without competition speed of nation building will be slow. Although competitive environment is the need of modern era but it is jeopardising the personal life of individuals in many cases.
Healthy competition is present in every walk of life. It is our inherent nature. Toddlers who have never been taught to compete would do it naturally to possess some toys with other toddlers. School going children study hard to win the top positions in the class, this behaviour improves their learning capability. People love to enjoy sports but improvement in skill is there when your opponent is more competent. Engineers build roads and Malls up to utmost capabilities but the buyer always seek a company with lowest cost and modern and unique architecture. Consumers want to buy quality products but at lowest rates.
On the other hand competitive behaviour of the society has paralysed the social life of individuals. People pay more attention to their future than the life they are leading. Youth is sacrificing their enjoyment for the sake of career. I suggest the mixture of two extremes is very balanced option. I believe balanced life in all discipline of life can bring happiness in the societies. Individuals should work hard to achieve their goal but not at the cost of their sleep, health and family life.
In short there are cones and pros to competition with other individuals. We should compete with individuals, professionals, nation but keeping in mind that humans needs love, attention and rest. I believe that positive competition should be encouraged while negative one should be discarded from our life.
[ Written by - Chattha ]