There is a
phrase ‘Traditional celebrations have no relevance in today’s world and are a
waste of time and money’. Let us discuss it. I think it can be divided into two
parts: the ‘scientific’ point of view and ‘non-scientific’ one.
‘Scientific’…what does it mean? For me it
means the unimportance of traditions. It would seem what is necessary in
celebrations? It doesn’t give you any practical advice or new knowledge –
nothing you need! Moreover you can see too many drunken people on streets, but
the mob of angry boozy people is a very dangerous thing. Bad stuff is happening
in state of drunkenness! That is why traditional celebrations are not only
useful, but dangerous a little bit.
Now let us talk about ‘non-scientific’ point
of view. Of course, we can agree with above said, but we shouldn’t forget about
spiritual importance of celebrations. It brings people together; it makes
people remember their history, men become happy and satisfied. We shouldn’t look
at drunkenness there, because there is a thing which is more important and it
is mentioned above.
celebrations are like double-sided medal. Of course, there is no simple answer for the question.
Everyone chooses the side he/she wants. And yet, ‘non-scientific’ is more
selectable side than the ‘scientific’. And I said about it higher. Now I want
to appeal to the reader. What do you think? What side is more important for
you? Ponder over it…
By Alexander Sannikov
the student of class 10 A
‘Traditional celebrations have no relevance in today’s
world and are a waste of time and money’.
I can’t fully
accept or reject that statement. If you have ever thought about it you should
know clearly that holidays occupy significant place in our life. It is
impossible to imagine today’s world without Christmas, Easter, Women’s Day etc.
Each of them has its own signification and history. Celebrations bring variety
into our lives and give it color. Just think how awful it would be to live
everyday life knowing that it will never end.
But on the
other hand, we cannot celebrate all the holidays. Taking a look at the calendar
you can see a plenty of holidays for every day. But if we will celebrate all of
them, they will lose their uniqueness. I think frequent celebrations we like
nothing more than their absence. At first, of course, it would be fine, but
later inevitably pall, turning in the gray routine.
Of course, celebrations take our time and money but what does not? You do not
throw it away. You spend time for people important for you. And it is worth
more than you think. I think the view of a ‘waste of money and time’ comes from
the childhood. When parents raising their children. From childhood they make us
giving presents. It causes a negative attitude in the future. But nobody knows...
Anyway, we should not forget traditional
celebrations, they are already an integral part of our lives.
By Alexander Kravchenko
the student of class 10A