Some people think that all teenagers should be required to do unpaid work in their free time to help the local community. They believe this would benefit both the individual teenager and society as a whole. Do you agree or disagree?

Many young people
work
on a volunteer basis, and
this
can only be beneficial for both the individual and society as a whole.
However
, I do not agree that we should
therefore
force all teenagers to do unpaid
work
. Most young people are already under enough pressure with their studies, without being given the added responsibility of working in their spare time. School is just as demanding as a full-time job, and teachers expect their students to do homework and exam revision on top of attending lessons every day. When young people do have some free time, we should encourage them to enjoy it with their friends or to spend it doing sports and other leisure activities. They have many years of
work
ahead of them when they finish their studies. At the same time, I do not believe that society has anything to gain from obliging young people to do unpaid
work
. In fact, I would argue that it goes against the values of a free and fair society to force a group of people to do something against their will. Doing
this
can only lead to resentment amongst young people, who would feel that they were being used, and parents, who would not want to be told how to raise their children. Currently, nobody is forced to volunteer, and
this
is surely the best system. In conclusion, teenagers may choose to
work
for free and help others, but in my opinion, we should not make
this
compulsory.
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