Pre-debate vote: For- 21; Against- 8; Undecided- 5
Post-debate vote: For- 11; Against-18; Undecided- 3
A clear victory for the opposition, which says much for their persuasiveness, since intuition would normally force us to agree with the motion.
Proposition: other factors are more important (like love, family, success, etc), people don’t always choose subjects to study based on what will earn the most money- often they choose out of interest, ultimately health is the most important thing, character is also important. Marslow’s hierarchy of needs- shows that there are many more needs that people have beyond just making ends meet (I was especially impressed with the fact that this was brought in!)
Opposition: living in modern society, money is most important; many make choices in education so they can make most money when they graduate. Success is defined by money. The fact that crime exists at all shows how high people place money as their priority. Financial security is much more important than happiness.
Your take on this topic?