Most people think that professional athletes get paid too much. But I disagree enormously! In this essay, I will explain to you why I believe that professional athletes definitely do not get overpaid. Every athlete out there, worked really hard to be where they are now. Every time you pay to watch them, you’re actually making them earn more money because the more money the people who work there get the more money the athletes earn after their event. Why are you complaining? You can/could have gotten the same amount of money that they get if you wanted to. Also if they weren’t getting as much money or if you cut their pay down now, they would probably retire and give up. And I agree with them because why would you work soooo hard for such a long time and not get rewarded for it in the end?
You can’t sit on the couch, wake up late, not go to school, do no exercise, eat junk food and expect to be someone and something in life, like all of the professional athletes out there. They work their butts off to achieve their goals! They wake up at 5:00am and go to the gym for a few hours, get back home and eat a healthy breakfast. Then they do something useful all day. They would never take a week break, they always follow their routine. Depending on what sport they obviously compete in. (e.g. if you compete in swimming, then you would go to the pool)
It’s not easy to be a professional athlete, they get injuries. Injuries and mental blocks put you back and make you not want to train anymore for your future goal. But if you stay strong and know that’s what you love to do, then you won’t give up. So to know that every athlete has been through an injury, and not given up, then maybe they’re not overpaid overall?
If you think they get paid too much then don’t watch them (Olympics even) because the more people that watch them, it encourages them to keep going and work even harder so that then they know they will get paid more. This means that they will get paid even more so you can’t complain about them being paid too much if you’re encouraging them to keep going because that then means that they will still pay them more!
Anyone can become an athlete if they work hard but if you don’t work hard or fully commit to your goal then you will get nowhere. I can guarantee that every single professional athlete out there worked really, really hard to get to where they are now! And they have at least been through one really tough situation but still managed to get through it because they stayed strong, worked hard and were 100% committed to their goal. So if you want to get paid as much as them, then WORK HARD! And get somewhere. Achieve your goal! Remember it’s never too late. (Unless you want to go the Olympics and you’re over 40!) ;) If you think you’re too old, then too bad! You could have done it when you were younger. And if you were one of them you obviously wouldn’t be complaining because you would be getting heaps of money! Just like them, because they deserve it, they work hard! And you would also deserve it if you worked hard to get to be like one of them.
If professional athletes don’t get paid as much then they won’t work as hard and might retire, which means all of the little kids that look up to them might stop thinking that their goal is achievable and will be sad and depressed. Also if they retired, then all of their inspiration to the kids would just go to waste. All of the little kids who dream of becoming them, all of those children would think why? Why? Why? And they would then think well if that happened to them it might happen to me so then they might not follow their goal of becoming them.
Thanks for reading my first blog, ~Elma~
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