What do people like to do when they are free in your country?
I mean, I can’t really speak for everyone, but as far as I know, people like doing relaxing activities like going for a walk around the neighborhood or watching a movie at the theater. Nowadays, we can get so tied up with work and study that we barely have any time to just kick back and relax. Whenever we have free time, it’s best to just chill out and do something with as little stress as possible.
Do people have more or less days off than before?
I actually think people have more days off than they used to. First of all, people dozens of years ago didn’t have as many public holidays as we do now. My father mentioned that mid-autumn day was not a public holiday when he was young. Plus, higher productivity in today’s society allows us to have more holidays and free time to relax. We don’t need to work day in and day out like our previous generations.
Will future technology bring people more free time?
I believe future technology can definitely bring people more free time. A lot of our time is consumed with doing jobs that could even tuallybe done by robots. For example, cleaning the house can take the better part of a day, but if everyone had cleaning robots, they could just kick back and relax and not have to worry about housework. On the downside, I think that would make everyone pretty lazy.
Do men and women do different things on their free days?
From my own experience, men and women like to do different kinds of activities on their days off. Men usually like to watch sports or TV when they have free time. Lots of young guys spend their time at the gym or playing video games. But women like doing more social activities, like shopping or having lunch together. But actually both men and women like doing relaxing things like going to see a movie.
What do children always do when they are free? Do you think parents should make plans for their children?
From what I remember, kids just like playing with each other. Whether that means going to a playground or just talking with each other, they enjoy spending time with one another. I think parents can be involved with what their kids do, and they should definitely be in the know, but I don’t think they have to make plans for their children because only the children know what they want to do or play the most during free time.
What do young people usually do during free time?
In my personal experience, young people usually do fun things together during their free time. It’s not uncommon to see groups of them going to the movies or hanging out at the mall. Young people are pretty social. They like chilling with each other and just shooting the breeze. Sometimes they also like playing on their phones and checking social media. Older generations might call them lazy, but I suppose that they just like building friendships.
Do you think it is good for workers to work overtime?
It seems to me that it’s good, but only to a certain extent. Working overtime usually means you get paid more, so it does wonders for your bank account. It can also give you a sense of achievement when you go beyond expectations and do the extra work. But every rose has its thorn. If you overwork yourself, you can easily get stressed out, which negatively impacts your mental and physical health.
Can limited free time affect family life?
Yeah, I believe limited free time can affect family life. The biggest concern is usually with parents. If they’re always busy with work, they won’t have enough time to spend time with their kids. As a result, their kids might feel lonely or neglected. This can negatively impact them in the long term. Also, if the kids spend more time away when they grow up, they might not be able to have a strong relationship with their parents.
take the better part of a day
On the downside
definitely be in the know
it’s not uncommon to see
chilling with each other
shooting the breeze
it does wonders for your bank account：it does wonders for
every rose has its thorn
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