Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Because people are busy doing so many different things, they do very few things well. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Although many people might have a different opinion about this, I personally think that when we multi-task, we are actually allocating our attention to multiple things at the same time and as a result, we don't handle them with a hundred percent efficiency. Furthermore, I will bring three reasons and examples to support my idea. Firstly, the media has forced people for decades to do a diverse range of activities simultaneously, in order to "look cool" and maintain an excellent status. But in fact, it is actually selling them unrealistic expectations. For instance, if we surf for a couple of minutes through multiple social media platforms, we often see these "influencers" explaining how they manage to work a full-time job, attend the gym, create content for different platforms, meditate, do journaling, etcetera. their list never ends. This is what I call "fake gurus" who will eventually make you have a bad feeling about yourself if you are not able to keep up with them. Second, When you put all your focus on one area, you handle that with your maximum functionality. Therefore, most of the time you get the best results you could get from doing that certain thing. This requires discipline and patience. Giving up on a task because of boredom is often what instigates people to jump from one branch to another. For example, in my last year of high school, I had to prepare myself for the national universities' entrance exam. Which required me to choose my field of study first. I used to like biology but I also had a penchant for arts and sports. I was overwhelmed with the mission to choose one of the three. So I decided to write them down on paper and asses their pros and cons. I ended up choosing biology and excluding other options. So I put all of my efforts into studying natural sciences and could get into the university I wanted successfully. Lastly, There is a propensity among people to live less at the moment. Because they are scared of forgetting the details of their experiences. A good illustration of this could be the people at a concert. If you look closely, instead of enjoying the event itself, many of them are recording videos with their phones to share on their social media accounts as a means to show off. In conclusion, I believe people are nowadays engaging themselves more with different things in the same breath and this is going to harm them in the long run. People shouldn't be worried about the future because it is a mystery. But today is a gift. that's why it is called "Present".
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