Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? 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. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

It is tempting to believe that working fast without guaranteeing the quality of the work would be efficient and normal to most people since fewer hours are taken by the job. On the other hand, working slowly and ensuring a decent grade on the assignments is a significant time-saver and also a quality-saver in my mind. There are reasons to support this idea which does not look to be accorded with the logic. Every single thing is measured by how well the work is done instead of the moments taken from one’s life. It would not do any good by decreasing the work periods to a minimum amount. However, having well-done work is what most of us’ goals are. I find myself to be a typical example in this context. A few years ago, when I was in elementary school, nice effort doesn’t mean anything to me. What’s the most important thing to me is to get the work done as soon as possible no matter how well I did. This made it a hard time for me in school: I did not pay enough attention to homework and exams as to how much I should be, which resulted in receiving lots of Cs and Ds on the report card. Later, in middle school, I gradually realized the thing that my teachers always try to tell me: I need to guarantee the great value of the work instead of counting the minutes that are taken. Since then, I paid enough effort to school and my grades increased dramatically. So, this example of myself can teach us that process isn’t the thing everyone is competing for, quality is. Doing things fast can actually prolong the working span which can make the period of doing things fast exceed when doing it slowly. After fast working, mistakes and errors can usually occur in a great number of places. Which can cause extra time to be spent. This can push further the finishing bell by a lot. My friend in elementary school can perfectly tell the story here. My friend, John, usually spent 20 minutes on work that was supposed to be an hour. He believed that he was capable of doing this because of his smartness. But the truth is, it wasn’t. He achieved that by skipping hard problems claiming he needed further instructions and then just leaving them what they were. After the teachers found out, they suspended him after school for another 2 hours for him to finish. He spent 1 hour and 20 minutes more when skipping and doing things much faster than he was supposed to. This is how my friend John did his work fast and got the exact opposite thing in return. So, to sum up, given the discussion above, I can firmly assert that performing work slowly and guaranteeing quality is a more acceptable choice rather than doing them fast. The two points above can support my assertion.
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