Inside and Out: A Compare/Contrast Essay about the advantages and disadvantages of "hanging out" at home vs. "going out" to have a good time as a young adult.

Topics: Feeling, Recreation, A Good Day, Stay, Meal, Young / Pages: 2 (712 words) / Published: Nov 27th, 2004
Inside and Out:

A Compare/Contrast Essay about the advantages and disadvantages of

"hanging out" at home vs. "going out" to have a good time as a young adult.

We all like to have a good time. Whether it is with our friends, significant others, or our families, we all need to relax. Being a young adult myself I have learned to make wiser decisions about my "party time" based on prior experiences. After having gone to the clubs, the bars, the pool halls, and the raves I now know that where the real party is at is inside the comfort of your own home where you are the one in control and are not subject to some of the expenses that going out can bring. I think the biggest two aspects that I have to decide between now in my life is going out to dinner and a movie versus hanging out with the same people at the house.

Being in control means not getting yourself into predicaments that you normally wouldn't put yourself in. The first "predicament" I can think of putting myself in when going out is my money situation. Being the young person that I am I have not been given the opportunity yet in my life to be making the mega bucks. Thirty to Forty dollars a night to go to dinner and a movie may not seem like much to some, but for someone who makes on average two-hundred dollars a week and has some hefty bills to pay, that's a big deal. Why would someone want to go out, spend twenty dollars on dinner then $8.50 per person on a movie when they could just as easily stay home rent a movie for about $4.00 for everyone to watch, and cook a meal that cost twenty dollars to feed everyone?

On the other hand, when you do go out, although you do spend a little more, it is also a less time-consuming process and easier on the host or hostess. Instead of having to go to the store to get the ingredients for dinner, going to rent a movie then coming home and preparing dinner, you instead just scout from place to place and do what you have to do. Also, going to a restaurant can be a

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