Some people said that the government should not spend money on building theatres and sports stadiums. Instead, it should spend more money on medical care and education. Do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays, every government faces the similar dilemma: how they would use their finite resources in the best way. Meanwhile, whether governments should spend the money on building recreational and sports facilities or on medical care and education remains a controversial issue. I agree with the view that while every country’s situation varies, generally as the basic social infrastructures are far more important to human beings than the entertainment, they should be paid more attention.
Firstly, it is obvious that the medical care and education systems are in the critical position in term of basic human needs. Like air and food, if people living in the modern society would not rely on either the medical institutions or the education organizations, they would not at least survive, not to mention live comfortably. Therefore, the authorities should shoulder the responsibilities to give top priority to invest more in the related industries to enhance the social welfare system.
Whereas, the recreational facilities are not as urgent as hospitals and schools. This is mainly because building the theatres and playgrounds are just beneficial to portion of citizens who are fond of them, rather than all people in the country. Hence, in many countries, it is not surprised to see that proposals of construction of theatres sometimes will cause heated debates among the communities.
That is not to say that the entertainment facilities are totally useless. The Sydney Opera, for example, has attracted a great amount of tourists around the world every year, and has become the symbol of Australia. But to be honest, this kinds of great works of architectures are definitely limited.
In sum, every government’s basic obligation should be to meet the basic human needs; besides, authorities could set up theatres and stadiums as long as there is a budget. Only by doing so can we ensure that we live in a guaranteed and active place.