Monday, May 7, 2012

You have received a gift of money. The money is enough to buy either a piece of jewelry you like or tickets to a concert you want to attend. Which would you buy? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

In the hypothetical situation where I receive a sum of money and the sum of money were enough only to buy either a piece of jewelry or tickets to a concert and if my choices were restricted to the above two, I would definitely prefer to buy tickets to a concert.
A piece of jewelry serves no practical purpose. No bauble can be deemed practical because it is purely ornamental in nature. A piece of jewelry is positioned on a piece of our anatomy for several purposes that lack substance. People wear jewelry to look better but beauty does not depend on just how much jewelry you have on but on several intrinsic factors that have nothing to do with trinkets. An inner beauty does not come from ornaments but from the inherent attractiveness that one possesses. Another reason people wear jewelry is to show their place in society or just to plain and simple show off! The less said about these reasons for wearing jewelry the better. Some people buy jewelry to secure their futures so that they can sell the jewelry in times of need. All I have to say in this regard is that prevention is better than cure and that if one is careful with their finances, one will never fall foul. Thus, in my opinion buying jewelry is very ostentatious and not an endeavor worth of a thinking person.
Music, on the other hand, is the food of life. Music speaks to us in many tongues and molds us into many different shapes. Music relaxes, invigorates, energizes and heals. From the great masters like Strauss and Mozart to the more contemporary Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, music has always been the soul of mankind and a measure of a society’s development. Live music is especially attractive to any music lover because one gets to actually see their favorite musicians and hear them unplugged. A musical concert today is pure and undiluted energy. The musicians feed off the crowd’s energy and vice versa. A concert is an experience of a lifetime and one that you will continue to savor for the rest of your life. It is a once in a lifetime experience that will never be repeated and it remains in the memory for a long time. A concert is an adrenaline rush that canned music cannot hope to replicate and a bauble cannot replace.
Thus, if I were indeed to make the choice, I would definitely choose to go to a concert due to the numerous reasons above.

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