Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? At universities and colleges, sports and social activities are just as important as classes and libraries and should receive equal financial support. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

There is no shortage of opinion on whether at universities and colleges, sports and social activities are just as important as classes and libraries and should receive equal financial support. Personally speaking, they should be considered equally important and should get equal financial assistance. I feel this way for two reasons which I will address more elaborately in the essay. First, everyone has different talents and areas of excellence. They shouldn't be judged on the basis of one field. I will give an example from my own experience. I had a friend who was an excellent football player but not so good academic student. His test scores don't reflect his capability on the football field. He went on to become one of the best youth players in the northeast region. But he was not from a financially sound background and didn't receive a good monetary valued scholarship as someone from an excellent academic field would. As a result, his career saw a downfall. Given that he could get more financial assistance, he could have achieved more in his career. Second, the world is not really limited to the academic field. It is more than that. Drawing from my own experience, one of my friends was a social activist. She used to take up different issues in the society and protest them publicly. She writes for the journal expressing her opinions and making people aware of the various issues. If young heroes like her are not present in this today's world, then who would be the voice of the voiceless people in the society. Just being limited to textbooks and formal education won't do the world any good. We need people who can take up social issues and social work and not just people who study to score well on exams. People like them also need financial assistance to support them in their work. Therefore, I would state sports and social activities are just as important as classes and libraries They should also receive equal financial help in colleges and universities. The world is a humongous place, priority shouldn't be just limited to classroom or library.
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