IELTS Writing task 2 (Advantage / Disadvantage Essay)

In some culture, children are often told that they can achieve anything if they try hard enough. 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of giving children this message?


Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience

Write at least 250 words.




Every individual needs the motivation to achieve their objectives or do a new thing. In case of children, this is also the same. There are some culture where the guardians told their children that if they try harder, they can accomplish anything. This message can produce several effects on their children’s mind.

In the social point of view, telling this to children is very important because we are motivating the child not to give up. We are making them try hard, to make an effort, to read between the lines and at the end of that long path achieve their objective. A 13 years old kid Jordan Romero, climbed the Everest, which is the highest mountain of the word with his parents, is a living example. He proved that nothing is impossible for a kid if they try hard enough to do certain things.

However, it is not always helpful sometimes. Some things require physical ability where other things need talent. Sometimes children become depressed when they face failure even though they tried hard enough. Over motivation can cause mental pressure on children which is not good at all for their mental growth as well as for their physical development. In the economic point of view, if our objectives demand a lot of money, we are again in the same situation, although we work hard, it would be difficult to achieve it. 

To sum up, we are teaching to children how life works. It demands hard work, effort and a lot of dedication. In the end, if you have done all these things but you still did not achieve your goal, you will be happy anyway because you did your best. 


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