The professional workers such as doctors, nurses and teachers should be paid more than the sports and entertainment stars or personalities. Do you agree or disagree?
Today we are.living in a world where salaries are based on the value of one’s work, and it is acknowledged that one should be paid according to the job’s economic importance and his contribution to the society. I believe that it is fundamental truth that the more one profession contributes to a society, the higher this profession should be paid. Compared with professional workers such as doctors, nurses and teachers, many people think that sports and entertainment celebrities are being excessively overpaid. However, I disagree with this point of view.
Sports and entertainments belong to the category of cultural industry, which constitutes a large share of the economy. People are willing to spend a fortune to enjoy a match or a concert in the stadium. They earn such high salaries by exhibiting their talents and intellectual properties to the audience.
Some may argue that teaching is one of the most economically important occupations because our future economy relies on the education of its youth. However, a teacher can only provide service to a single classroom. Superstar athletes and singers are entertaining fans all over the world, enticing people with a feeling of relaxation and excitement.
In addition, players of team sports inspire people by demonstrating their teamwork and sportsmanship. For example, the Olympic Games could become an encouragement for an entire nation if its athletes are performing well. Moreover, professional athletes must take a tremendous number of hours of tiring trainings and lead a disciplined life before becoming a star. At the same time, playing sport is recognized as an injury-prone job. Sportsmen need to endure many sufferings. What’s more, the proportion of becoming stars from regular athletes is astronomically small. Therefore, high payments, in some way, would compensate them for their dedication.
I am, in no way, undervaluing the contributions of professional workers. Everyone should be rewarded equivalently based on his or her devotions. I think the reasons display above would prove that it is fair that sports and entertainment stars deserve high salaries.