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Write about the following topic.
Some people say that advertising encourages us to buy things that we really do not need. Others say that advertisements tell us about new products that may improve our lives.
Which viewpoint do you agree with?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Some consumers opine that advertising entices them to purchase things that they don’t require while remaining convey that procuring new products is indispensable. The essay does convey how advertisements make us know about the products which improve our standard of life but do not mislead us to buy unnecessary things.
On one hand, considering our busy lifestyle it is inevitable for everyone to rely on advertisements to buy things in order to lead a comfortable life. As a result, we must depend on advertisements so as to choose a particular product from a range of products. Consequently, saving our time and efforts. For instance: In the past, I had had sleepless nights due to mosquitos prevalent in my vicinity. As a consequence, I couldn’t concentrate on my work and personal life. Luckily, I came across an advertisement on Amazon about a retractable mosquito net and instantly ordered it which not only saved me from mosquito bites but was also convenient to use. Had I not known about the mosquito net then, through “Amazon’s advertisement” I wouldn’t have a sound sleep. Therefore, it is evident that advertisements would enhance our quality of life.
On the other hand, there are a plethora of advertisements that coerce us to buy things that are optional. Generally, we tend to fall into the trap by a barrage of advertisements and end up buying dispensable things. For example: I get disrupted when my insatiable friends frequently replace their undamaged mobile phones owing to deceitful “Big sale” advertisements even if the mobiles have been bought recently. Indeed, it is a wasting of their money and time.
In conclusion, while advertisements enhance comfort by marketing the reliable products it also has the nature to grip the consumers in buying optional things. Besides, it is the emotional decision that misguides us but not advertisements. Therefore, we need to meticulously choose the right product by taking a rational decision rather than an emotional one.