In today’s world, it is more important to work quickly and risk making mistakes than to work slowly and make sure that everything is correct.

Most people nowadays say that it is crucial to work at a fast pace and disregard errors. Personally, I believe that it is better to slow down and pay close attention to details to avoid making mistakes. I would like to explain my point of view in the following essay. To begin with, I think that people are prone to making errors. In comparison, computers are made to do impeccable job and are trained to excel at monotonous work. Therefore, people have to be exceptionally thorough to keep their jobs. For example, Colgate has replaced its workers with machines to put lids on the toothpaste tubes and the number of defective tubes plummeted. The company decided to extend automation to other aspects of the production. Another sphere where Colgate is looking forward to getting rid of = relinquishing their employees is logistics. Algorithms were proven to do a better job than people at working with data. Therefore, to keep their jobs people should eliminate any chance of mistakes. Another reason to slow down and take time to double-check for potential errors is because correction is time-consuming. For example, at school I was told that the student who skims through the exam and does not revise their answers is reported to receive a lower score than the student who puts time into their work, and, therefore, has to repeat their examination. Consequently, working fast might not be worth it as it results in additional work of correcting mistakes that will take more time than the task initially implied. To conclude, I would like to say that I strongly believe that making mistakes is inevitable and is in humans' nature, we should strive to put more time in eradicating as many errors as possible. Not only will it save us a job in the digital age that we live in, but it may also help us produce better-quality work in less time, and in some cases help students boost their exam scores.
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