Today's World is a Dangerous Place

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Can you remember 9-11? Most people know about infamous act of terrorism. Unfortunately, it was not the only one. Some people say that the world is becoming a better place in which to live, but we are exposed to an increasing number of dangerous situations. Hence, I think that the world is a dangerous place in which to live for several reasons.

Firstly, we are living in an era of wars. There aren’t any big wars such as World War II, but there are many acts of violence and threats of mass destruction. These are due to terrorism and experimentation on nuclear weapons. Besides, we often hear of suicide bombers in Iraq and the building of nuclear weapons by North Korea. Therefore, it is difficult to say that today’s world is a safer one.

Moreover, we face, see and hear about a lot more crime today than we did in the past. If you watch the news, you will hear about a lot of crime such as hijack, killing or kidnap. Some murderers are psychopaths who don’t have any feelings. They kill people without reasons. If you have heard of any kidnap cases, you will notice that they are very violent and cruel, sometimes involving torture. Not only do they ask for ransom, they sometimes sell the victims to brothels. Thus, it is scary to think that what is in the news can happen to us at any time.

Apart from that, some people die because of money. Nowadays, it is difficult to live without money. So people work hard to earn money. Some try to make ends meet by cheating others or gambling. If they get into a desperate situation, they may borrow money from loan sharks. Loan sharks are notorious for threatening people who can’t return the money in time. Debtors sometimes commit suicide because of the threats. Hence, money can become a knife for people to kill themselves.

In conclusion, these are just some of the dangers. There are more dangerous situations involving gangsters, drugs and accidents. We don’t know when misfortune may befall us so we have to be cautious all the...
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