Question: Some people argue that it is more important to have an enjoyable job than to earn a lot of money. Others disagree and think that a good salary leads to a better life. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Nowadays, there is a heated debate on what the most important factor is when considering about a job. For this, it is common to find people divided into two camps which emphasise on finding an enjoyable job and receiving a decent salary respectively. Both sides raise sound arguments.
For those who believe having a pleasurable job should receive more concern, psychological satisfaction of their jobs outweighs the salaries they gain. Having a harmonious working environment and job satisfaction can bring them unmeasurable happiness which can hardly be bought by enormous wealth from their perspectives. Moreover, it is undeniable that we need to face fierce competition to secure a well-paid job. In this highly competitive society, winning over other competitors always requires one to work extremely hard. This, in other words, means to be exhausted, physically and psychologically. Doctors and lawyers are two good examples of such problem, which will undermine their job satisfaction.
On the other hand, earning a decent income can bring some people a better life. Advocates claim that happiness can only be achieved if basic living conditions, e.g. housing and clothing, are achieved. To lead a materially abundant life, it is also incontrovertible that we need to have good salaries. What's more, they argue that earning decent salaries can bring them dignity and recognition as they are, to some extent, successful. Such belief can be proved because it is common to find the rich with high social status, like Bill Gates.
The above arguments may all stand in some conditions. As for me, I agree that having a good salary can set up a fundamental base for a better life. When our life is financially supported, we can then look for more enjoyable jobs to be psychologically contented. I believe this approach is practical as a good salary and an enjoyable job are not necessarily contradictory in today's diversified job market.