You are hereDo you agree or disagree with the following statement? Competition among friends has a negative effect on the friendship.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Competition among friends has a negative effect on the friendship.


tnan3158's picture

By tnan3158 - Posted on 19 October 2013

Essay topic: 

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Competition among friends has a negative effect on the friendship.

There is no doubt that the human is a socialized animals, everyone needs friends to share a happiness and support when another falls out of the train. I would say it is not easy to keep a relationship among friends. Some people believe that nothing can affect on a friendship if people are already good friends. Personally, I think competition among friends is able to scavenge the friendship.

To begin with, mostly friends lose of trust on each other when they have to expose to the situation of competition. When one wants to be better than another, trust and sincerity do not exist between them. For example, I experienced betrayal from my one of my co-workers when I first worked for the pharmaceutical company in Thailand. Before we worked in the same position, we were good friends. Since by boss announced that we have to work together as a parallel, of course, it was a competition among us. Naturally, everyone wants to get a better performance and nobody wants another one to be better. As a result, in order to compete another person, she betrayed on me and stepped on me for achieving a better position. From that experience, I always tell myself that I do not work in the same positions as my friends do because I have no desire to lose the friendship with anybody again.

In addition, I believe that keeping a relationship cannot be success if friends do not have giving and sincerity for each other. Competition leads people to have more self-attention and disregard giving and sharing in order to induce positive effects on the friendship. For instance, when I was in the pharmacist school, my classmates and I had exams frequently. Because the teachers evaluated a performance of the students based on score percentage system, the students who have highest scores get “A” but the student who has the lowest scores get “F”, everyone has to compete with others to get good grades. In fact, nobody wants to share studied materials to others, so the circumstance of the class got stressed and the friendship of my classmates were getting worst.

To sum up, I would deny the situation that I have to compete with my friends because I do not want experience of losing of trust and generosity. Competition can induce selfishness to everyone if we do not be aware. Therefore, I would highly recommend everyone to do the best on his job and try to stay away from competition in order to maintain the friendship

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Tags
More essays by this user:
Looking for speaking partner/tutor/chat? Join the instant conversation now!
    
Something about you
Choose a nickname and enter at least one ID (Skype, MSN, QQ, ICQ or Yahoo) if you want to be listed!
Registered users only
Loading...
(198 users watching; 1 users on the list)
People online
Nickname Sex L Country Favorite topics Contact

People do many different things to stay healthy. What do you do for good health? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. RishiB sticky icon
Should the children go field trips such as museum? Or learn in the classroom? Mirin
TOEFL essay:Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? High schools should allow students to study the courses that students want to study. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. sheppard
TOEFL essay:Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents or other adult relatives should make important decisions for their older (15 to 18 year-old) teenaged children. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. sheppard
TOEFL essay:Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? There is nothing that young people can teach older people. Use specific reasons and details to support your opinion. sheppard
The expression “Never, never give up” means to keep trying and never stop working for your goals. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. h33750025
Some people think that scientists make the most important contributions to society. Other the people think that the contributions of artists are the most important. Which position do you agree with? Give specific reasons and examples to support your answ ashbi
TOEFL essay hints:Topic 58,59,60 sheppard
Some people prefer to play team sports, while others prefer to play individual sports. Discuss the advantages of each. Then indicate which you prefer and why. sophy sticky icon
TOEFL essay: Holidays honor people or events. If you could create a new holiday, what person or event would it honor and how would you want people to celebrate it? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. sheppard

Term
Is it better to enjoy your money when you earn it or is it better to save your money for some time in the future? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. hajarisfahan TOEFL
TOEFL integrated writing: Altruism. parul7 TOEFL
53)Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The most important aspect of a job is the money a person earns. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. magicsk TOEFL
Should your government place a tax on the junk food and fatty snacks? dona Independent TOEFL Writing
Film or movies reflect every aspect of human life.How useful are they in educating people from all walls of life?Do people actually benefit from movies or are they just for entertainment. rmn TOEFL
Do you agree or desagree with the following statement?The most important aspect of a job is the money a person earns.Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. peter.john350 TOEFL
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Telephones and email have made communication between people less personal. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. anubhav1989 Independent TOEFL Writing
Most difficult aspects of learning new language Grb_co7 TOEFL
Nowadays, with the invention of the microwave and with the popularity of fast food restaurants, food has become easier to prepare than ever. Do you think microwave ovens and fast food restaurants are beneficial to society? Use specific reasons and example nooraleslam2011 Independent TOEFL Writing
It is more important to work at a job that you enjoy, even if the salary is low, than it is to have a high-paying job that you do not enjoy. nargess1981 TOEFL

Term
We should require young children aged from 5 to 10 to learn music and art in addition to math, science, history and language. pazhakh sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
TOEFL integrated writing: fuel-cell engines svt.ntu sticky icon Integrated TOEFL Writing
Some people prefer to settle down and start a family in a rural area. Other people prefer the convenience of the big city. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion Akbar Sabetkar sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
Which has a larger influence on the society: Automobiles or airplanes? VertFeuille sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The extended family (grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles) is less important now than it was in the past. Use specific reasons and examples. pazhakh sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
Recently, there have been protests and demonstration here on our campus, as well as at many other places, about medical research performed on animals―what is sometimes called vivisection. It is natural that people are concerned about the ethical treatmen sonu123 sticky icon Integrated TOEFL Writing
GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREESReading:Genetic modification, a process used to change an organism’s genes and hence its characteristics, is now being used to improve trees through genetic modification. It is possible to create trees that produce more fruit, gr VertFeuille Integrated TOEFL Writing
Integrate writing : Carved stone balls are a curious type of artifact found at a number of locations in Scotland. They date from the late Neolithic period, around 4,000 years ago. They are round in shape; they were carved from several types of stone; most anubhav1989 sticky icon Integrated TOEFL Writing
Internet provides a lot of information. Is excess information good or bad. Give reasons for your answer. svt.ntu sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
TPO 11 q2, Information in internet is valuable or harmful! masoud.r Independent TOEFL Writing

Some people prefer to settle down and start a family in a rural area. Other people prefer the convenience of the big city. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion Akbar Sabetkar sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
Some people like doing work by hand. Others prefer using machines. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. anubhav1989 sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
Which has a larger influence on the society: Automobiles or airplanes? VertFeuille sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The extended family (grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles) is less important now than it was in the past. Use specific reasons and examples. pazhakh sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
Recently, there have been protests and demonstration here on our campus, as well as at many other places, about medical research performed on animals―what is sometimes called vivisection. It is natural that people are concerned about the ethical treatmen sonu123 sticky icon Integrated TOEFL Writing
Some people say that computers have made life easier and more convenient. Other people say that computers have made life more complex and stressful. What is your opinion? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. eda sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
Integrate writing : Carved stone balls are a curious type of artifact found at a number of locations in Scotland. They date from the late Neolithic period, around 4,000 years ago. They are round in shape; they were carved from several types of stone; most anubhav1989 sticky icon Integrated TOEFL Writing
We should require young children aged from 5 to 10 to learn music and art in addition to math, science, history and language. pazhakh sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
TOEFL integrated writing: fuel-cell engines svt.ntu sticky icon Integrated TOEFL Writing
Internet provides a lot of information. Is excess information good or bad. Give reasons for your answer. svt.ntu sticky icon Independent TOEFL Writing
essayE-rater's picture

Attribute Value Ideal
Score: 25 in 30
Category: Very Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 20 15
No. of Words: 422 350
No. of Characters: 1951 1500
No. of Different Words: 196 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.532 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.623 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.761 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 141 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 105 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 67 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 46 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 21.1 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 7.536 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.7 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.334 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.492 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.125 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5