Philosophy of Life 04

TOPIC

Is hobby necessary?

Essay

◆ Pros
 Although some people say that hobby is not necessary, I believe that it is for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that hobby enriches one’s life. Life with hobby is much more valuable than the one without it. Just going to work and directly coming back home and doing nothing on days off are sad and vacant. Hobby is necessary to avoid this kind of lifestyle.
 The second reason is that hobby helps one to have better social life. Many people make great friends and find their spouses through hobby. Great human relationship is indispensable for happy life. Hobby is necessary to have better social life.
 The third reason is that hobby boosts economy. One whose hobby is fashion buys many clothes. One whose hobby is eating often eats out at restaurants. One whose hobby is music buys many CDs. One whose hobby is reading buys many books. It is not hard to imagine that the consumption will plummet and economy will become much worse if all the people do not have hobby. Therefore hobby is necessary for healthy economy.
 As I mentioned, for the aforementioned three reasons, I believe that hobby is necessary.
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◆ Cons
 Although some people say that hobby is necessary, I do not believe that it is. Now I would like to explain this.
 According to dictionary, the word “necessary” means that one cannot live without it. Necessary thing is something without which one cannot live. That is the definition, and according to the definition, if hobby is necessary, people without hobby must have died and people who lost hobby must die as soon as they lost it. However, I have never heard of the cases in which people died and the direct cause of it was that the person did not have hobby or lost it. Moreover, there are a lot of people who do not have hobby and they are still alive. It is a fact that people can live without hobby. Therefore hobby is not something without which one cannot live. Hence hobby is not necessary according to the word definition. This is a fact according to the linguistic definition.
 In conclusion, although some people who believe that hobby is necessary name many reasons why it is, this is the bottom line. According to the word definition, as I mentioned above, hobby is not necessary.
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Date:January 17, 2013

メモ

◆ トピック:趣味は必要か?

例によって、賛成派と反対派のエッセイを書きました。

賛成派では、
「趣味は人生を豊かにする」
「趣味は人との出会いを良くする」
「趣味は経済を活性化する」
の3つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「趣味のギャンブルで破産するなど、趣味が人生を狂わせる事もあるのでは?」
「趣味に没頭しすぎて夫婦仲が悪くなる事もあるので、出会いを良くするとは限らないのでは?」
「施設の建設など、むしろ経済に負担になるのでは?」
などが考えられます。

反対派では、
「必要と言う単語の定義より、趣味は必要とはいえない」
というキーアイディアで書いてみました。

反論としては、
「世界中の全ての人が趣味を止めたら、消費が落ち込み、生きていけなくなる人もいるのでは?」
などが考えられますね。