Do Pro Athletes Deserve High Salaries?A hard working man comes home from work. He comes home to a small apartment. The man lays on his couch, finally arriving home after double shifts. He grabbed the remote and turned on the TV, it goes to a sports channel. He clicks the remote again, it goes to an entertainment channel. The man shakes his head and turns off the TV. He lays backs lets out a sigh and thinks, "I work so hard yet athletes and entertainers make so much more than me." That money can go to better things so, why is going to them?" Athletes and entertainers make loads of money, but they shouldn't. I don't think they deserve so much money because America is in an economic crisis, doesn't teach America valuable lessons, and the money could be used for medical research.
In case you weren't aware, America is in economic crisis. While important government agencies are going unfunded, and people are left homeless on the streets, athletes and entertainers are being paid very high salaries. In 2017, Floyd Mayweather stepped into a boxing ring and earned $275 million dollars, from those 36 minutes alone. Most adults in America don't even come close to that in a year. The amount of money that it costs for someone to survive in America gets higher every year, causing many people to go into debt that they can never pay off. Why would we keep paying people that own mansions and have high salaries, when people can't even keep themselves off the street go unnoticed.
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned? Why I ask is the fact that Americans hardly learn the valuable lessons & experience that the last generations have earned. The thought of having to do hard work & putting in effort has completely left future generation's life & mind. Anything other than participation has become irrelevant to those now going into the workforce. Additionally, these who wish to earn that much will become entitled, command for a higher pay, and soon be dismissed, all for not understanding/having the opportunity to learn that effort & profession is how you climb the economic ladder. Instead, America is raising uninformed workers, making the pair difference unfair to the new, upcoming working class and generation.
The money that athletes and entertainers earn could be used for more constructive and beneficial things like medical research for uncured diseases. Today, people have to cut off their limbs in order to keep diseases from spreading. While entertainers are getting paid to make people laugh and athletes are getting paid to make people cheer, millions of people are dying from diseases with no cure. What is more important laughs or lives, cheering or curing? For some of them it hurts to smile, to blink, or even to breath. Some babies don't get to live long enough to experience laughter, because most of the money that is being paid is going to entertainers. The average medical scientist gets paid a salary of $80, 530 while the average salary of an NFL football player is $2.1 million. It seems that people value entertainment more than the people they are entertaining.
In conclusion, professional athletes and entertainers should not earn large sums of money because of these reasons. Americans are in economic crisis due to financial crisis from banking problems and panics. Some of the money that is given to the athletes and entertainers can be used for medical research. If, they do take some of the money out of the salaries it can actually be used to help others with diseases that are in need of helping instead of letting it go to waste for selfish purposes. All of these reasons can be resolved and fixed if we don't give large sums of money to athletes and entertainers and give it to the people who can use it for a good purpose. It is obvious that we shouldn't give athletes and entertainers such large sums of money.