Some people like to do adventurous and difficult jobs at their work or school while others prefer to do easy work. Which do you prefer and why?
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Some of my classmates always pick the easiest assignments possible. I dislike their approach. Instead, I am the kind of person who prefers doing adventurous and difficult work.
The first reason I feel this way is that adventurous or difficult assignments are more interesting. I simply cannot stand doing easy work. It is boring even though I can get an easy A+ doing it. However, difficult assignments keep me interested in a topic. For example, my math class is studying some high-level math right now. Many students are complaining about its difficulty, but I love it. It is fun trying to solve difficult math problems and figure out the answers. This makes school more interesting to me than it would be if I already knew all the answers.
I also enjoy doing things that challenge my abilities. I am competitive, so I like to know where I stand with regards to other students. If we are assigned easy work, almost everyone gets a perfect grade. We cannot compare ourselves this way. However, doing difficult work lets everyone know who the best is. That is a challenge I try to win. I love it when I get to compete against others to prove I am the best or almost the best. We recently had our school’s science fair. Some students did not bother trying, but I worked as hard as possible to make the most difficult project. It was a real challenge, but I did it. And the judges voted my project the best in the school. Winning made me feel great.
I highly prefer adventurous and difficult work to easy work. Difficult work is more interesting, and it lets me challenge myself. I feel that doing difficult work has made me a better student because of the extra work I have had to do.