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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Student Essay - Today’s world is a dangerous place in which to live – by Christine Park Jeong In, Year 9, Sayfol International School



Today’s world is a dangerous place in which to live – by Christine Park Jeong In, Year 9, Sayfol International School

Do you think the world is a safe place for you and your family to live in? Are you happy and satisfied with your life? Nowadays, when you watch the news, there are always one or more articles about crime, disasters and anything which makes you frightened and worried. People often think these problems are caused by religious disputes or international arguments. These thoughts are partly true. I believe this world is a dangerous place for us to live in and here are my reasons.

Firstly, the world has become too advanced. Our highly developed technology helps some people to commit crime more easily. The most successful inventions, the computer and the internet, are the main causes of this. We do a lot of things on the computer like internet banking, shopping or downloading music. To do all these, we need to key in our credit card number or important information about ourselves. This enables hackers to steal our information and get us into trouble. Additionally, too much stimulation by the internet and television can make people mentally unstable. People can get addicted to gadgets and devices and neglect their duties. Sometimes, people cease to distinguish between reality and fantasy, which can lead them to behave dangerously. So, a technological world may benefit us but it can also put us at risk.

Moreover, crime rates are increasing very quickly in many countries, especially in poorer ones. In some impoverished countries, those who are desperate for money form a group to commit crime in order to obtain money. In richer countries, people are less desperate but they still commit crime such as rape and drug abuse. The biggest problem is that not enough is done to stop these crimes. In some countries, the police are too afraid to pursue the criminals. In many cases, the police are also involved in organised crime. Even in richer countries, crime has become so common that it is difficult for the authorities to control. Offenders have become younger and display less conscience. Therefore, the world is an unsafe place in which to live. 

Finally, nowadays, many disasters are affecting human and animal life. Natural disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions are frightening and killing many people. Unfortunately, there is little we can do to prevent these disasters caused by Mother Nature. The only thing we can do is to slow down our activities that cause some of these and other disasters. For example, if we stop cutting down trees, we could prevent landslides, deforestation, destruction of habitats and messing up of the food chain. If we stop open burning, we could prevent acid rain and global warming. Thus, our activities, which cause calamities, make the world dangerous. When these calamities occur, the effect is so great that it takes a long time to recover and a lot of people’s lives are sacrificed in the process.

In conclusion, a world that is too technologically advanced, full of crime and plagued by disasters makes us feel that that world is a dangerous place in which to live. Most of these things are caused by humans. Since we caused it, we should solve it. It is now our turn to make the world a safer place to live in.
  

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