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As well as making money, business should have social responsibility. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In a developing country such as Indonesia, there are so many ongoing development activities in most of the provinces. These activities can be done by the government-owned companies or the private companies. These companies create lots of revenue and gain considerable profit from their activities, however, most often than not it is only for their own advantage. It is argued that every business should share a certain percentage of their profit to help local citizens develop their economy. I agree with this statement as it can promote a sense of fairness and help to provide better economy which is crucial to improving the quality of life.
First of all, it is important to remember that these prestigious companies often create their plants and factories in the middle of the community. Since the factories need to be operated by experts in their fields, local citizens are rarely involved in the production process or as a high-level employee. It is quite common that the available jobs for the locals are low-level jobs such as security or manual laborers. This fact cannot be denied and unsurprisingly there will be some sense of unfair treatment to see that all the good positions are given to the “outsiders”. Therefore, I would say that social responsibility program is crucial especially to promote a sense of fairness among the local citizens.
Another perspective that can be helpful is to see that creating a good corporate social responsibility program may develop the economy of the locals. It is not actually an impossible thing to do, as most of the employees in top companies are experts in exploiting a business opportunity. For example, the company can set up a training for citizens to start a bee farm, or to have a batik workshop for the females. In addition, children can be encouraged to have additional useful lessons such as music lessons, vocal lessons or English course. The idea is quite simple; with more knowledge and education, people will be more skillful and will be more ready to seize available opportunities, and in the long-term it will provide better economy to most of them.
To sum up, there is certainly no harm in maintaining good corporate social responsibility programs. It can reduce the sense of inequality and it may even strengthen the economy. Moreover, if it is professionally done, the willingness to share some of the companies profit may be transformed into a mutual benefit for both parties involved.
Recent figures show an increase in violent crime among youngsters under the age of 18. Some psychologists claim that the basic reason for this is that children these days are not getting the social and emotional learning they need from parents and teachers.
The increasing crime is an absolute cause for worry, not only for parents and teachers but also for society in general. That will be even more scarier to acknowledge the fact that the increase happened mostly in teenager age-group. Most people related this trend to the lack of social and emotional learning for the adolescent. However, in my view, it is possible that other factor such as unhappiness with the family and the government can also be a significant cause.
The lack of social and emotional learning basically points to how people are raised. They are, most commonly, brought up by parents and teachers. Everyone will spend some time in their family, and the rest will be spent with friends at school. Both parents and teachers may fail to answer the need of a certain child. However, this is only a good answer for a particular incident where the kid felt isolated and could not relate socially and emotionally with other people surrounding him/her. But is it really the answer for more than a million crimes? I think we need to look at other possible causes.
I would argue that it is likely for a significant number of teenagers to feel unhappy with their current situation. They might do well at school, good at most of the subjects, but still they have no real sense of purpose to exist in this world. In the world where people measure others by the amount of worldly treasure that they have, good education and good personality tend to be marginalized. These teenagers, who feel that they have nothing to lose, will start to act according to what they believe. In other words, they react to the world around them. I think it is safe to say that current system of the world these days frustrates and depresses a lot of people.
Teenagers are in the vulnerable period of their life. Of course, they need good guidance and communication. However, parents and teachers are not always suitable to give advice because they cannot win the heart of the teenager itself. Rich parents are usually hated because they work too much while poor parents are usually hated because they tend to be lazy or the father might be an alcoholic bum who is useless as a breadwinner. Teachers are not very different. It is so rare that a teacher can earn respect from their students. In this case, most teenagers do not have a role model that they need.
To sum up, I believe that if we really mean to solve the problem of crimes done by teenagers, the first solution is to make ourselves worthy of communication. Parents and teachers cannot communicate with teenagers as long as they enforce their worldly view to them and not treating them like an adult.
How do movies or television influence people’s behavior?
People have various choices of things to do in their leisure time. Watching television should be placed in one of the higher ranks in that list of activities. It is often said that people need to be aware of the effect of television as it may affect people’s behavior. Movies are also said to have the same effect. In my view, both television and movies can influence people in an explicit and an implicit way.
What I mean by the explicit way is the situation when an audience is affected by what they see on the screen. Let’s say a romantic scene or a sad scene that may make some people blushing with happiness or filled with great sadness. What is seen on the screen is spontaneously delivering a reaction as the emotion feels proper.
The second way is the implicit way, or perhaps, the one that is rather indirect compared to the first one. When people are always fed with bad news such as corruption and tragedy, this kind of news may affect people implicitly. For the teenagers, they may think that corruption is an okay thing to do since they see all the arrested corrupt politician smiled widely to the camera. For the adults, they may think that tragedy is a common thing and in the long term, it will reduce their sense of empathy. This does not happen in an instant, and therefore, rather implicit.
To sum up, media such as television or cinemas obviously have the power to convey meaning to their audience. Unfortunately, these meanings are not always as good as the intention of the broadcaster. I think there are some urgent needs to study the effect of media for children, teenagers, and adults.
Car ownership has increased so rapidly over the past thirty years that many cities in the world are now ‘one big traffic jam’. How true do you think this statement is? What measures can governments take to discourage people from using their cars?
The recent improvement in the economy of most countries in the world leads to higher number of people purchasing automobiles for their personal use. Luxurious vehicles are known to be some kind of status symbol in the developing countries due to the lack of awareness from the government to educate their citizen to put an emphasis on using public transportation. Some people believe that traffic in some capital cities, such as in Jakarta and Beijing, are no longer tolerable or, at least, anyone can admit that they are far from effective. However, there is still hope in forms of education and good city planning which will be discussed below.
People in developed countries are capable of using their education and logic to think that the road space will not be able to keep up with the buying power of a growing economy. To follow this, they know that building an effective and efficient public transportation system is crucial in determining the flow of traffic in cities and inter-cities. If people are allowed to buy vehicles without limitation, they will surely buy more than two or even three vehicles per household. Ultimately this will lead to traffic problems and there is no doubt that the main contributor of the traffic is the citizen itself (along with improper government ruling). I maintain that if the government is more capable of implementing some strategies to restrict the number of cars to be purchased, there will be less traffic in the city.
To be fair about the whole matter, one must consider the reason for people’s ambition to own cars in their household. As strange as it may seem, when someone owns a car, it can be a decisive and influential factor in determining how other people see that person. It raises the social status and what even more is that this new car owner will be more respected in many ways. This kind of motive is quite strong in the society of developing countries where success is primarily measured by the worldly belongings that one owns such as the size of the house and the brand of cars. Understanding this, it is apparent that people’s perspective on the definition of success needs to be changed and the only way to change how and what people think is by education.
The urgency to implement certain city regulations cannot be dismissed. The government, be it the governor or the mayor, should adopt some strategies that will work effectively to regulate the number of cars in particular time so that road traffic will not be too severe. Providing favorable public transportation is no doubt a must do and for this purpose, buses, underground services, and bike lanes can be some alternatives. It is important to note that although infrastructure is vital to the public and the public demands for it, sometimes it can cause an inevitable conflict. For example, in some regions where there is no longer empty land to create road space, some people have to be evicted from where they live and this kind of action will usually be opposed by the victimized public. However, this need of public transportation system is vital and even more so in the future, so all government plans and efforts toward this should be supported and are therefore justified.
To conclude, the solution to solve traffic problems (and to prevent people buying cars) lies in the willingness. These are the willingness of the public to adapt to public transportation, the willingness to let go the chance to improve their status by purchasing cars, and the willingness of the government to help create better city atmosphere.
Everybody should be allowed admission to university study programs' regardless of their academic ability.
The right to obtain an education should be given for every human mainly because education is a vital tool to improve people's quality of life in general. If someone becomes more educated, there is a likely chance that he / she will be more useful to the society compared to if this person is uneducated. The ability to provide benefit to the public and to oneself is the primary reasons why people must be granted their rights for education.
When someone has already finished their compulsory education from primary school up to the senior high school level, they usually have the options to join the workforce or to continue pursuing an education in the college or university. If they choose to work, they will be considered as unskilled workers and, therefore, will be likely to receive a lower overall salary. In contrast, if someone has the qualification of a bachelor degree, he or she will be viewed as educated and can work in places where they are trusted to serve the public. For example, teachers, doctors, and engineers which are valuable members of the society, all have their qualifications from studying in the university. Therefore, it can be said that graduating from university will enable everyone to give more positive impact as a member of the society.
When someone enters the university life, they have the chance to build a good social network with equally educated people with same interest and study background. They have the chance to reflect every day and be more aware of how competitive the world actually is. With this advantage, people can have the option to live the life as they plan and see fit. They are not forced by the situation nor do they become a follower. They have the chance to inspire and also to embrace their dream. This kind of freedom will be significant in improving people's degree of happiness as opposed to having restricted and limited life as the result of lower education qualification and the lack of chance to grow with the intellectual and competitive mind. Having said that, I argue that if people are more educated, they can feel more satisfied with their life and have more opportunity to do things as planned.
To sum up, I would say that it is essential to allow everyone and to help them obtaining a degree from the university. University's qualification and education can be the key that people need to help them develop as the better partner for developing society. In addition, it allows them to have a better personal life as opposed to being uneducated. (433 words)
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents are the best teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Most people will agree that parents have the utmost responsibility to care for their children and raise them properly. There is even a proverb that said ‘the apple does not fall far from the tree,’ which basically means that a child will follow or imitate the sample given by their parents. That is why we need to understand how to be a good role model for children and what is the effect if parents fail to become a good figure for their children. Nevertheless, some people are of the opinion that it also means that parents are the best teacher for their children. In this essay, I will argue that although parents are required to be a role model, it does not necessarily mean that they are the best teacher for their children.
It is important to understand that both parents and school play an essential role in a child’s life. Any kid will significantly be affected by the behavior of their parents and the school where they spend most of their youth. For example, parents have more time in the early years of the children life and, therefore, can guide them to learn simple value such as honesty, courage, wisdom and so on. However, it is only after the children reach the school that they have the chance to actually implement and apply all these values taught at home.
Now, we need to analyze whether teaching means building children character or integrating knowledge of a certain subject. If teaching means character building, then, of course, parents have to be the best teacher since children will imitate them most of the time. When a father, for example, shows aggression at home, the kids will be likely to take after him and also be aggressive at school. When a mother teaches about the importance of saving money, the kids will probably spend less of their pocket money at school. These are values and norms, not school subjects.
On the other hand, if teaching means integrating academic knowledge and skills of a certain subject, then it is highly unlikely for parents to be capable in all subjects like math, chemistry, physics, or biology. Subjects need to be taught by professional with a degree in education. Becoming a teacher requires experience and professional career approach. It is not something that can be done by parents easily.
To sum up, I would honestly believe that we need to have proper figure both in instilling value and norm to our children and also professional teachers to get them academic achievement that they will need in the school so that they can be grown-up with full potential.
People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). Why do you think people attend college or university?
The idea of going for further education is to be more specific and specialized in one field. These days people have different economic progression where the bachelor degree is no longer suitable to meet the expectation of advancing standard both in workplaces and for own businesses. I believe that people go to college for more education to improve their financial prospect and to build a proper social network.
The first advantage when people have a master degree is that they are acknowledged as one of the experts in certain fields. With a very few exception, almost all workplaces would certainly pay more for people with advanced or specialized knowledge and expertise in a certain field. Having this knowledge, therefore, can be said as a fundamental move to extend one’s career in the right direction. A good education can be the key that you need to get that promotion you want.
The second primary reason is to extend our social network. When people go to college, they have the chance to meet up in a professional and educated circle with a similar background, and as a result, they will connect with important people in the same work field. The shared background may be proven as beneficial in the future when we need particular help in a certain matter. It is important for us to know that making friends in the modern era, especially where people tend to get very busy in their own circle can be somewhat difficult. Therefore, connecting with our colleagues and classmates from the same education institution will surely be helpful.
To sum up, I believe that every adult will put their career success on top of anything else. That is why, the advantages that can be gained from pursuing postgraduate education in a reputable university are something that can give your career a significant boost, and therefore worth your best effort. This sums up my understanding of why people have chosen to go to university.
Some people like to travel with a companion. Other people prefer to travel alone. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
Travelling to a certain region to enjoy the holiday or what is popular as ‘having a vacation’ is a serious mission for everyone and most people usually try the best to make this experience as wonderful as possible. However, the key question is whether to travel alone or to travel with a group (let’s say groups of friends, colleagues, or family members). I would explain about the pro and cons of both practices of travelling in this essay.
When people travel alone, they are not restricted by any itinerary. They can follow whatever their instinct leads them to. If they want to spend more time in a certain tourist attraction, it is possible to do so. In addition to a better sense of freedom, travelling alone is also cheaper in a way, since it is not necessary to spend money for the other members. The disadvantage of travelling alone is that there is no one to share your excitement and you also might feel lonely sometimes.
On the other hand, travelling in a group offers a joyful ride from one place to another. Every tourism object seems more fun and great. For example, when going to the beach with a group of friends, even simple activities like building a tent and singing near the bonfire can be very memorable. However, if there is a problem such as personal disagreement between group member it can ruin the mood of the trip.
If I have to choose, I would rather travel in a group because I enjoy companion in my journey. However, it is important to make sure that everyone know each other well and will not fall out in the journey. The journey also needs to be carefully planned to minimize the possibilities of something unwanted happened.
All in all, I believe the old saying, “The more the merrier,” when it comes to a vacation trip. So long as it is well-planned, there is a promise of a joyful and unforgettable experience.