Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Your job has more effect on your happiness than your social life does.
I tend to believe that one’s job exerts influence on one’s happiness. In other words, whether you enjoy your job or not determines your happiness. Three reasons can be used to justify my opinion.
To begin with, a person’s happiness has something to do with 和…有关his/her financial conditions and generally speaking, job decides a person’s economic conditions. So if you have a well-paid job, you are less likely to suffer from financial cares财政忧虑. Although we are told that happiness has nothing to do with money, I still believe that without basic necessities, it is next to impossible for people to be really happy. Take many Chinese youngsters for example. A majority of young people aging from 18-30 are unhappy nowadays. The reason is simple: housing prices in nearly every city, large or small, are escalating 增长: ten years ago, 100,000dollars could buy an apartment in Beijing. Now to buy the same apartment, you have to pay 500,000dollars. To rent a well-equipped apartment, you have to pay at least 500dollars, while the average salary in Beijing is 1000dollars. Rising housing prices, coupled with和...一起 stagnant停滞的 wages plague困扰youngsters and their parents. If those youngsters had a job which can bring them at least 50,000dollars a year, they would have the opportunity to rent or buy a decent apartment, therefore living a better life.
Second, happiness has a strong correlation with a sense of fulfillment 满足感. It is our job that produces most of our achievement. When we finish our work flawlessly 完美无瑕地, we are more likely to be happy, for the perfect work means a strong capacity that not everybody has. But messing up 把…弄糟a work is definitely frustrating. It is true that social life can also have some impact on our happiness, but this effect is minimal and will not last for a long time. The reason is obvious: in our society, people evaluate a person by his/her ability to perform job-related tasks. A doctor will be excited with a complete recovery of his/her patient; a teacher feels perfect when his/her students achieve academic success. Nothing brings a person genuine 真正的 happiness than his/her job does.
Last but not least, it is your job that consumes much of your time. In this highly competitive modern society 高度竞争的现代社会, to maintain our competitive edge 保持竞争优势, we have to do our best. Spending 8 hours on one’s work is normal and most of us actually spend at least 10 hours on work on a daily basis 每天. If you love your work, then you are happy to get up early and enjoy the whole day, but if you hate your job, then the process would be a nightmare and you have to suffer. I consider myself happy because I choose my job and I enjoy the whole process. Even if I have to work overtime, I do not complain. But my sister is not so lucky. Despite the fact that her social life makes her happy, the happiness is transient 短暂的. When she goes back to work, she has to suffer.
From the discussion above, I firmly 坚定地 believe that a person’s happiness links with his/her job. A happy person is a person with a well-paid job, and at the same time, he/she does the job with passion and enthusiasm 热情.