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Essay Topic: Do you agree or disagree? "It is sometimes important for people to do things that they do not enjoy doing." To lead a successful life, one must be able to tackle difficult situations and overcome obstacles.  In doing so, we must face with tasks that we do not find to be pleasant but difficult, painful, and uncomfortable.  For example, a university student must devote much time to study, research, and prepare for exams instead of doing more enjoyable activities such as: socializing with friends, playing sports, partying, etc.  In my opinion, it is very important for everybody, regardless of occupation, to do things we do not enjoy in order to be successful. One of the important things in life is preparation. It is commonly accepted that preparation is necessary in all areas of life.  But because we do not see the immediate results and benefits therefore many people do not find preparation to be enjoyable. For example, a business person must spend countless hours and going over facts and figures preparing for a business presentation in order to deliver a convincing proposal.  He knows doing the necessary preparation will put him at the advantage. He is better able to answer any question the audience may have.  This will help him to be successful conveying his point and therefore, a successful business dealing. In addition, facing with new challenges also presents some difficulty for many people.  It is normal to feel uneasy when doing the tasks we are not accustomed to.  For instance, it is not uncommon for an employee to face with unfamiliar assignments at work when the management is starting new initiatives. It is in the employee’s interests to demonstrate his value to the company by trying to do the unfamiliar assignment even if it is uncomfortable at first. His effort will not go unnoticed when there is a new opportunity open in the company. Another very important issue is learning and acquiring new skills.  When we start learning a new skill, it is generally very uncomfortable and alien to us.  Many people give up learning new skills because of the difficulty and lack of observable progress.  A smart person would know to “tough it out” in the process of learning new skill. This is particular true in learning skills such as riding a bike, keyboard typing, and learning a foreign language.  If we learn to adopt this “pay now play later” attitude, this will greatly help alleviate life’s difficulty in the long term.  In short, we can see that many things we do not enjoy doing are of great benefits to our lives. We could argue that not only it is important to do what may seem dull and boring, it is also very necessary for a successful life. However, we should also note that we can turn what once unpleasant task to the one that is more enjoyable with the change of attitude and method.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Youth is wasted on the young ?
Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
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“Youth is wasted on the young” - some people have said that. I disagree with this statement. Perhaps they are right, but there are still some reasons to prove that they are wrong in some ways. There are so many young people who use their time contributing to the society. They study and cooperate to make the world a better place for human. They unite in many global cooperation to feed the starving people in the Third World countries, protect the environment with such activities as cleaning the beach, saving animals… In time of war in the Middle East, students in many colleges and universities have raised their voice, pressing the Government to withdraw troops, and their contribution to the protection of the world’s peace cannot be ignored by anybody. For many decades, the world has seen and heard about the story of a young person who showed his appreciation of youth time by working non-stop to establish the world’s most famous and powerful computer technology corporation which...
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