2 December 2014
Professional Athletes vs Doctors
Professional athletes have an overwhelming role in todays society. These “heroes” are the idols of many young athletes and appreciated across the country by others of a widely varied age group. However, the purpose of these professional athletes is to entertain avid sports fans. While this is a pretty dominant role in todays society it shouldn’t be as dominant as the role of a doctor. The role of doctors is often overlooked by many. Doctors are also heroes and often execute real life miracles, and have the ability to save lives. Today’s society is mostly caught up in being entertained every second of every day, and the sacrifices doctors make is usually ignored and isn’t usually acknowledged. The average earnings for a professional athlete annually is about $3 million, depending on the sport that is being played (huffingtonpost.com). The average earnings for a physician annually is about $187,200, depending on which area you work in (bls.gov).
While both professions are probably taken seriously in different ways, the professional athlete gets paid more or less to have fun, and doctors are paid to be more serious and not to be fooling around. Since both professions are taken seriously, professional athletes probably have a better opportunity of having fun joking around with each other. It is probably important to them to win their games, but it is more important to save the lives of people who are in danger. Doctor’s are probably having fun doing what they are doing because they should be doing this because they want to and it’s something they enjoy, but they need to be more professional. Athletes are probably having fun because they are doing something they enjoy,
but can be more open about the fun they are having and get excited about different things that ...
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