The first time I visited Japan, I went
into a yakitori bar in Tokyo. I smelled something awful. At first I
thought it was the smell of someone's feet. I looked all around the
restaurant to find the person that the smell was coming from. I looked
under the tables to see what kind of shoes the customers had on. I
expected to find one person with very old and unclean tennis shoes.
After finding that everyone in the restaurant had fairly new shoes, I
realized it must be something else. I asked the master of the
establishment and he told me it was a food called 'Natto'. I really
First of all, these fermented soy beans smell terrible. Some people say
that it is healthy, but the first time I smelled it, I thought I was
going to be sick. Even now if I catch a wiff of it, I think something
must be rotten like spoiled meat or a dead animal.
Secondly, it looks terrible. If you are used to it, I'm sure you
wouldn't think it looked strange, however, it is slimey and sticky when
you stir it up, seeming something like moldy leftovers that have been
in the back of the refrigerator at a single man's apartment for over a
year. Although it is considered a delicacy, It certainly does not look
like something safe to put in your mouth!
Finally, the food is very messy. It is stringy and sticks to everything
it touches. For this reason it usually spills on the floor or leaves a
hard-to-clean residue on the fingers and face of the person who eats
it. The individual then goes around all day with the substance on his
or her hands and mouth and gives off a terrible odor. People around the
unknowing culprit, like their family, get angry because of the
For these reasons, I believe Natto is the worst food on the planet
earth and should be banned from stores and made illegal to produce.
note* This essay is kind of
a joke. I actually don't hate natto.
Examples of an
introduction for this essay
Many people throughout history have been successful without having
earned a lot of money. Artists, for example are famous for being poor
and are often recognized more after death than during their lives. Also
people working for a humane cause often do so sacrificing a life of
economic wealth. Examples of this could be anybody working for a
volunteer organization, charity, or NGO. I disagree with the statement and think the
opposite is often true.
I have a friend who works as a diving instructor in Hawaii. He loves
diving and almost every day he guides divers through some of the most
beautiful waters in the world. He doesn't make a lot of money, and
lives a simple life. In the tourist season, business gets busy and he
sometimes has to work 7 days a week, however he doesn't mind because
there is nothing he'd rather be doing than diving anyway! I think success is not measured in money
but in enjoyment of life.
"One man's trash is another man's treasure." is a famous saying
and the meaning is that different things are important to different
people. Everybody has different values, and there is no single answer
as to what is meant by 'success'. While
some people measure success in
terms of money, I think this is not
true for everyone so I disagree with this statement.
People who don't make a lot of money have all failed in life. People
who have money have all worked hard, succeeded in life and are happy. I
don't agree with statements like this and I don't agree with the
statement that "Only people who earn a lot of money are
successful." I think there are
many people who earn a lot of money and yet are unsuccessful, and,
there are lots of people who are successful but don't necessarily earn
a lot of money.
Have you watched the television recently? Everyday there is news
of corrupt politicians, businessmen cheating people out of their money,
and companies lying to the public to protect their profits. Would you
consider people like this successful? Do you want to become a person
like this? I certainly don't! I
disagree with the statement because I think success is about becoming a
better person and what you do for the people around you and money has
little to do with it
The average person in Japan spends 19,700 us dollars a year, but the
average person in Somalia spends 17 us dollars a year. If success was
only about money than the average Japanese person would be 1158 times
more successful than the average person from Somalia. This would also
make almost any Japanese person more 'successful' than virtually
anybody from Somalia. This simply cannot be true. I disagree with the statement because I
think that success is measured in other things than money.