Sports 01

TOPIC

The advantages and disadvantages of sports

Essay

◆ Pros
 Although there are some disadvantages of sports, I personally believe that sports are a great thing and now I would like to mention about the advantages of sports.
 Firstly, sports are good for physical health. It is medically validated that regular exercise prevents many diseases. Sports surely give people physical strength and health.
 Secondly, sports are good for mental health. This is also medically proved. People feel refreshed and cheerful after exercising. When people exercise, brain secretes serotonin and endorphin which are very important to maintain mental health.
 Thirdly, sports are one of the greatest entertainments in the world. Many people enjoy playing and watching certain sports. The Olympics and Soccer World Cup and World Baseball Classic are really popular. Moreover, people can enjoy friendship through sports because people who share their favorite sports often get along well with each other.
 Fourthly, from sports people can learn many important things about life such as the importance of perseverance, practicing the same thing again and again, how to achieve certain goals, how to lose gracefully, how to respect rivals, and so on.
 As I mentioned, I personally believe that sports are a great thing and these are the advantages.
(202 Words)

◆ Cons
 Although sports have many advantages, there are certain disadvantages as well.
 Firstly, too much exercise can cause many injuries. One can easily learn this from the fact that many professional athletes suffer from chronic physical problems due to exercising too much.
 Secondly, sports may make people too competitive because many sports are for competition and people are trying to win. This can be a serious demerit because life is not competition. No one is better than others. People are just all different and coexist by helping and supporting each other and respecting their differences. No one can live alone without help and support from others and not being able to respect the differences only creates conflicts. However, excessive competitiveness can blindfold people from these important things.
 Thirdly, sports can be a waste of money and environmental destruction. Big sports events such as the Olympics are known for costing a lot of money and the requirement of building a lot of facilities and infrastructures. Taking into consideration that there are many serious problems to deal with in the world today and the Earth's environment is already deteriorating, people cannot afford to waste money and damage the environment just for sports.
 As I mentioned, these are the disadvantages of sports.
(211 Words)

Date:June 07, 2012

メモ

◆ トピック:スポーツの長所と短所

例によって、賛成派と反対派を書きました。

賛成派では、
「スポーツは肉体的健康に良い」
「スポーツは精神的健康に良い」
「スポーツは最高のエンターテインメント」
「スポーツから人生の重要な事をたくさん学べる」
をキーアイディアに、書いてみました。

反論としては、
「やりすぎは害になるのではないか?」
「これも、やりすぎは害になるのではないか?」
「エンターテインメントとしては、お金がかかりすぎるのではないか?」
「スポーツのせいで人生が狂う事もあるのではないか?」
などが考えられます。

反対派では、
「スポーツはやりすぎると怪我の元になる」
「スポーツをすると競争心が強すぎる人間になる可能性がある」
「スポーツはお金の無駄と環境の破壊につながる」
をキーアイディアに、書いてみました。

反論としては、
「やりすぎると良くないのは、スポーツに限ったことではないのではないか?」
「これもスポーツに限ったことではなく、勉強でも同じではないか?」
「戦争などでお金を無駄遣いし環境を破壊するくらいだったら、スポーツの方が遥かにマシではないか?」
などが考えられます。