Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The rules that societies today expect young people to follow and obey are too strict. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

The majority of the individuals in our society are raised on the idea that people choose a permanent job and adhere to it for the rest of their lives. I am of the belief that people should tackle different jobs until they find their desired career. If I am asked to give my friend some advice, I will explain my insight towards this issue in the following paragraphs. First, if my friend is seeking a career shift, I will definitely ask her to find a job that drives her to develop her professional skills. I had a friend who has spent ten years of her life in one job. She found out that she missed some needed skills in the work field. She also used to call these years "the wasted years" because it did not add much value to her job experience.As I mentioned before, the best job is the one which pulls you out of the comfort zone and pushes you forward to improve one'self. Second, I think one of the essential aspects when deciding on a job is to choose a career that you truly like and ignore any other interferences such as parents' wish or society's vision. I have watched a TEDx talk presented by Basem Youssof who was a cardiothoric surgeon.He shifted his career from cardic surgery to be a stand-up comedian so he had a promising career. Although they are totally two different fields, he got the nerve to leave the medical career behind and go beyond his passion. If he had continued to be a cardiothoric surgeon, he wouldn't have reached the fame and success that he achieves and witnesses right now. That is why I really stand strongly for determining the career based on your interests and abilities. In a summary, if my friend is thinking of career shifting, I will recommend her to look for a job that keeps her ambitious and looks forward to developing herself continuously.Another recommendation is that she should choose a career which gives her full satisfaction with herself no matter what the job is and without any external pressure from the parents or society.
Submitted by Reham Mahmoud on
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