2019年7月20日雅思写作题目：Many people aim to achieve a balance between work and other parts of lives，but few people achieve it. What are the problems in trying to achieve it and how to overcome these problems?
Parents often struggle with decisions which involve their children’s technology access. While children must learn technology skills from playing on computers and tablets, there are potential risks to consider.
Learning technology skills can benefit children for a variety of reasons. Firstly, exposing children to technology concepts early on prepares them for a future where they can remain productive, as more and more things will go online. Without adequate technology skills, children could hardly survive in the future world. Secondly, technology provides a source of educational entertainment for children playing on computers and tablets. E-learning has become so popular these days that it has become a very important part of children’s education. Finally, through technology, children have means to broaden their horizons like never before. For these reasons and more, parents are increasingly allowing their children to play on computers and tablets.
However, over-using technology has a negative impact on children, both physically and mentally. For one thing, although playing on computers and tablets may promote new learning opportunities, it may also encourage less physical movement or a sedentary lifestyle. This can be seen in the rising number of children who have trouble with obesity. It is because spending too much time indoors in front of a screen increases the risk of weight gain. Mentally speaking, children who have more screen time are likely to have difficulty forming friendships and productive social networking. In their imagination, the world is shrinking as they begin to stop engaging in real-life, preferring the fantasy world offered by technology instead.
Despite the indisputable importance of maintaining balance between work and life, many people fail in attempt of achieving it. This problematic scenario longs for solution, hence the necessity of identifying the true roots.
The reasons to explain this issue, for me, are quite obvious: not only are people, especially younger work force, forced to working a long hour, they also fail to realize that they are under ruthless exploitation. These two reasons are indeed mutually excluded: when young people are being deceived by the lies told by both their bosses and media, lies including but not limited to “hard working is bless” or “overtime for your future”, they would spontaneously work longer and harder, hence the great reduction in their personal life; they would not even notice that they are being unrighteously agitated to willingly sacrifice their own time, which could and should be devoted to themselves, their friends, and their families. Surely they can get a higher pay, but at what price?
Unfortunately, I believe this problem is most likely unsolvable, especially when this issue is driven by the most up-stand desire of human: to forge a better life for not only him or herself, but for the loved ones of him/her. Plus, capitalism would always create something new to lure people and therefore “motivate” people to work longer—its newest creation is consumerism, which works like a charm that a considerable amount of people—if not majority—are under its influence and uncontrollably making purchase. However, if governments can apply a stricter regulation against working overtime or working from home, this problem may be able to mitigate.
In conclusion, the problem of a loss in the balance of life and work could mainly be driven by people’s own desire to build a better life, which issue may only be solved by administrative, or even legal solutions.