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Reading fiction waste of time?

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Started: 12/18/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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CMOORE123

Con

People everywhere think that Fiction is a waste of time. They think that it"s a waste of time because they think that people should just be thinking and reading about serious things. They don"t realize that Fiction books can inspire people, and make them better people. Fiction is not a waste of time because people can learn from it; people can expand their imagination and also become better people. People think that reading is a waste of time because we need to focus on the real issues and we need to focus on fixing the problems in the real world instead of reading about fiction. People wouldn"t be inspired to fix the problems in the real world if they didn"t have fiction books to influence them in the first place, because those imaginary worlds can make us be brave, and encourage to fight for what"s right.
The way people can learn from fiction books is that you can change your point of view on the world. You can also change your relationships with people and make your relationships better, and you can be influenced to be better. You can learn from the characters that are brave, and smart. People can make the characters your role models. You can learn from fiction and the morals of the stories can also inspire us to help eachother.
Fiction books are really good for people because they can expand their imagination. Some people forget to use their imagination and grow up too fast. Your view on the world can change the way that other people see you. Fiction pieces can influence you to encourage you to follow your dreams. Sometimes people think that they can"t accomplish something and give up on their dreams.
You can become a better person by reading fiction. You can read and learn about what happens if you are nice to people and treat others how you want to be treated. You can be a better person by escaping your problems, and reading about other lands. You can also become a better person by learning from the moral of the stories.
People don"t understand that how much you can learn from reading fiction. It helps you improve in many ways. You can become a better person, learn from it, and even help you expand your imagination. Fiction makes the world a better place. It can inspire people to be better, and to try new things.
toamatt26

Pro

I accept, and affirm the resolution. Reading is, in fact, a waste of time.
Debate Round No. 1
CMOORE123

Con

CMOORE123 forfeited this round.
toamatt26

Pro

Reading fiction is a waste of time. I will refute my opponent's arguments before I state my own arguments


"People everywhere think that Fiction is a waste of time."
True


"They think that it"s a waste of time because they think that people should just be thinking and reading about serious things."
Also true


"They don"t realize that Fiction books can inspire people, and make them better people."
My opponent provides no proof that "Fiction books can inspire people and make them better people. Someone somewhere also believes that reading unreal stories make people worse people. Therefore, my opponent has no arguments.


" People think that reading is a waste of time because we need to focus on the real issues and we need to focus on fixing the problems in the real world instead of reading about fiction. "
True. Thank you for my argument.


"People wouldn"t be inspired to fix the problems in the real world if they didn"t have fiction books to influence them in the first place,"
Reading Aesop's Fables about bunnies jumping over a rainbow would not influence people to fix economic problems.


"because those imaginary worlds can make us be brave, and encourage to fight for what"s right."
Fight for Rome, Maximus! [1] Fighting for whats right can come from movies instead of books. READING fiction is bad, while WATCHING is good because it takes less time and it says the same morals


"The way people can learn from fiction books is that you can change your point of view on the world."
This is mostly done with non-fiction readings. I'm quite sorry you haven't't read any of them yet. Like stated before, learning about unicorns saving Fantasyland won't change our perspective of the world.


". You can learn from the characters that are brave, and smart. "
You don't learn to be smart from reading a fiction book. But, you can learn to be brave by reading a Batman comic [2] and run around with armor and a mask saving Gotham City while getting shot. Fiction books make people get shot. No bueno. [4] (Picture)



CMOORE123 (Con) Saving Gotham City.



" Some people forget to use their imagination and grow up too fast."
Humor at its best. But please provided any form of proof. I could understand personal experience because you don't seem to be using any form of brain while typing your arguments.


"You can also change your relationships with people and make your relationships better"
Yes, I truly agree. When the unicorn saves fantasyland, he gets married to King Horse and because of this they have a good relationship. You should do the same.


"People can make the characters your role models."
Non-Fiction writings make more realistic role models which would help the majority of people to be better in the world.


I extend my arguments and refutations next round.

[1] http://www.imdb.com...
[2] http://www.dccomics.com...
[3] https://www.google.com...
Debate Round No. 2
CMOORE123

Con

CMOORE123 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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