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Buying Flowers: A Nice Gesture or a Waste of Money?
Buying Flowers: A Nice Gesture or a Waste of Money?0Introduction>>

People have long wondered whether buying flowers for someone is a thoughtful gesture or simply a waste of money. While some view flowers as a timeless expression of love and appreciation, others argue that they are fleeting tokens of sentiment with little lasting value.




Buying Flowers: A Nice Gesture or a Waste of Money?5Constructive Debater 1 Marie

Buying flowers for someone is a tangible symbol of affection and care. They have been used for centuries to convey messages one cannot easily voice, from love and gratitude to sympathy and apology. It is these thoughts and sentiments that people imbue the flowers with that make the gesture so powerful. Whether presented as a sign of interest to a romantic interest or support during difficult times, flowers can brighten anyone’s day and lift their spirits. In a world dominated by digital communication, the tangible nature of flowers provides a personal touch that an email or a text cannot compare.




Buying Flowers: A Nice Gesture or a Waste of Money?10Constructive Debater 2 Charlotte

Flowers are a waste of money, especially considering that they wither within a matter of days. It would be better to buy more practical or long-lasting gifts. Unlike electronic devices or jewelry, flowers serve no real purpose and do not allow repeated use. The temporary enjoyment that someone feels from receiving flowers does not justify the cost, especially when considering the environmental impact of floral production and transportation. The flower industry is damaging to the environment, and if we want to enjoy flowers, we can go to a garden or park.




Buying Flowers: A Nice Gesture or a Waste of Money?15Rebuttal Debater 1 Marie

Yes, flowers are expensive, but buying flowers helps support local economies and the floral industry. Flower cultivation and sales provide livelihoods for countless farmers, florists, and other workers. By purchasing flowers, consumers contribute to the economic sustainability of this industry, helping to save jobs and support communities. The concerns about the environmental impact of the flower industry are also valid, but the industry actually plays a vital role in preserving biodiversity. Many flower farms adhere to sustainable farming practices, protecting natural habitats and promoting the cultivation of native plant species.




Buying Flowers: A Nice Gesture or a Waste of Money?20Rebuttal Debater 2 Charlotte

Be that as it may, we must consider the social pressure and gender norms associated with giving flowers. In many cultures, particularly in Western societies, the practice is often gendered, with men typically expected to give flowers to women as a romantic gesture. It perpetuates traditional gender roles and reinforces stereotypes about male and female behavior. Additionally, the commercialization of holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day has commodified the giving of flowers, turning it into an obligatory practice rather than a genuine expression of sentiment. In that sense, buying someone flowers has become a superficial gesture.




Buying Flowers: A Nice Gesture or a Waste of Money?25Judge’s Comments

The debaters have presented solid arguments for both sides. Which side do you fall on? When have you gifted someone flowers, and for what purpose?


Hannah Kim
For The Junior Times
 
인쇄기능입니다.
1. What are some sentiments conveyed by giving flowers?
2. How does the flower industry contribute to local economies?
3. How do flowers provide a personal touch compared to digital communication?
4. How does the flower industry impact biodiversity?
 
1. What are some concerns raised about the social implications of giving flowers?
2. How does the commercialization of holidays affect the giving of flowers?
3. Do you agree that buying flowers supports the floral industry's economic sustainability? Why or why not?
4. What are some alternative gifts suggested instead of flowers?
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