Young people today have a lot of free time and are they using it wisely? What are the advantages and the disadvantages of this?
Do young people today use their free time wisely? Or do many of them just waste it doing pointless activities? In this essay, I will discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of having free time and how most of the young people I know spend their free time.
Of course, many young people, just like many old people, waste their time. Some youngsters choose to sleep instead of getting up and being active. They get used to being lazy and the slightest effort is too much for them. Others, who are more active, prefer to spend all their time in the mall or in the coffee shop, just watching girls or chatting with their friends and this is. This if fine for a while, but it’s not very productive. Still others of course never leave the house and just sit around chatting on the internet or watching sports on television. It’s a lot easier to just sit at home and criticize your team than to get fit and take part, but that’s what many people prefer to do.
However, there are also many young people who are extremely active and productive. After all, most sport is played by young people, and stadiums are full of people supporting their favorite teams. Secondly, most young people are trying to create a good future for them. A lot of young people do extra courses or spend their time reading in order to do better in their studies. But the most important point is that young people are not very different from older people. Sometimes we all spend too long doing one thing, when we should try to have a balanced range of activities. All of us need to relax and have fun, and all of us, young and old, need to try new things and meet with friends and family.
In conclusion, it’s not really a question of age. Old and young people can choose to use their time well or to fritter it away. Hopefully we all can make choices that benefit us in the long run.
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GLOSSARY OF WORDS
Pointless – having little or no sense, use, or purpose
Productive – producing or able to produce large amounts of goods, crops, or other commodities
Criticize – indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way
Fritter – waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters