Successful sports professionals can earn a great deal of money than people in other important professions. Some people think this is fully justified while others think it is unfair.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Successful sport players are much more popular and earn quite more than individuals in other important professions. Whether sports stars deserve this is a topic of frequent debate. Some argue that this is fully justified while others deem it unfair. In this essay I will discuss both views and then explain why I am in favor of the first opinion.
As products on the human resource market, our salaries are determined solely by the amount of supply and demand. Our salaries rise if the vacancies provided by employers outnumber the candidates in the society, and vice versa. On the one hand, the supply is very few in the case of “successful” sports professionals. There are thousands and millions of basketball players in China, yet only Yao Ming is “successful”. None of the other players is either famous or well paid. On the other hand, the demand for a successful sports star is massive. Almost every Chinese man are willing to watch commercials featuring Yao Ming drinking Coca-Cola after winning a game. In this case, we are actually paying Yao Ming money for his excellent performance through the Coca-Cola company.
Some people argue that people in other “important ” professions should be paid more than sports stars. They contend that this is essential for the welfare of our society. It is true that certain professions that contributed significantly to the advance of mankind society, such as scientists and engineers, are not paid as well as the sports stars. The reason for this is that the “supply” of engineers and researchers surpasses its demand. Almost everyone could become a scientist or an engineer after twenty years learning and training, but it requires special talents to turn into a world champion.
Overall, I think it is fully justified for sports stars to earn more than professionals in other fields, due to the rarity of such successful players. According to the principle of supply and demand, we need to be unique in order to earn more. Successful sports players are unique.