Young people are on an important threshold of life when they move from high school to university. A clear picture of what they want to do in life is quite important as it will give them a direction in life. It is quite appropriate to embark on a travel or work before they start university studies. But, this comes with its temptations and it is worthwhile to have a look at these before endeavoring on such a project.
Bible rightly quotes, “Without lack of vision people perish.” Everyone needs to have a vision. How true it is with youth! A clear picture of what one wants to become is quite important. A firsthand experience will stand in a good stead for a long time. All this is possible if he ventures in the world of uncertainties. Hence it is advisable if he takes a job or travel. He will know what is in store for him, and will gain wisdom to take the right decision and course in life.
Every coin has two sides; so also, this comes with its disadvantages. It is quite easy to fall into vices and bad company. The taste of money has driven many a person to forget the importance of education. Also, the gap can divert his attention and he may lose interests in studies. The person will need to be forewarned of all these so that he is not lost in the world.
It is good and goes in the favor of the individual if he takes a year of travel or work before he joins the universities, but he has to focussed and exert extreme self control so that he does not fall prey to the temptations of the world.
Disclaimer: This is just a sample essay written while preparing for IELTS and is not essentially my opinion.