Knowledge is an important part of our life. Some people prefer having deep knowledge about one particular subject, while others prefer having widespread knowledge about a variety of subjects. Which do you prefer and why? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. Make sure to use your own words. Do not use memorized examples
When gaining knowledge, some people choose to study one field of knowledge in-depth, while others choose to have light knowledge about various kinds of subjects. In my case, I prefer having knowledge of a variety of subjects, and my reasons are as follows. First, by having knowledge about a variety of topics, you can identify various problems. In contemporary society, most of the problems that we face in everyday life require knowledge about various things to be identified. In this regard, having widespread knowledge allows us to identify the problem while it is in our hands. For example, I participated in an architecture contest last year held by the university in which I had to create a building construction plan. While preparing for the contest, I visited two architects to receive advice on my project. The first one had a deep knowledge of building construction plans and gave me a brilliant piece of advice on making the plan. The second architect did not have a deep knowledge of construction plans but knew various current topics and trends. Due to this, he was able to point out a critical flaw that the first one missed in my construction plan, that it violated one of the construction laws that was recently modified. Through this experience, I realized that knowing various subjects is more important to identify problems than knowing deeply about a subject. Second, it is easier to communicate with others when you have widespread knowledge of various subjects. Since everyone has different interests and hobbies, knowing diverse things can allow you to engage in a conversation with different people. For example, I once had a friend who was a big fan of soccer. He used to participate in soccer tournaments and would stay up all night just to watch a soccer game. Whenever we used to hang out with him, it seemed like all he could about was soccer. Even when we tried to discuss another topic, he would divert it into something about soccer since it was the only thing he knew. After dealing with this a couple of times, we naturally grew apart since we couldn't have a conversation with him about anything besides soccer. In conclusion, I believe that having widespread knowledge regarding diverse topics is preferable to having deep knowledge about one subject.
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