This essay discusses why the chore of cleaning your room is pointless.
The Death Sentence
I woke up on a Saturday morning with my mom staring at me. “Clean you room!” she yelled. Why should kids have to clean their rooms? I can see that parents want their kids to clean their room because, “It looks nice,” but the negatives triumph over the positives. They have been crammed into a room all week, and now they just want to relax. They should be outside having a good time. Kids everywhere should argue with three main fundamentals: the child’s room is just going to get dirty again. No one ever sees the kid’s room. Most importantly, it is the child’s room.
Why should anyone have to clean their room if the room is just going to get messy again? At MIT, studies have shown that 98% of kids dirty their room only two hours after they clean it. This is like shaving off all of someone’s hair and having to shave it off again in thirty minutes. What is the point? Since moms make kids clean their rooms every time it gets dirty, the average child will spend thirty days cleaning their room until they move out of the house.
Now some may argue that rooms will stay clean for a very long time. They might say that the room will be dirty in one month instead of two hours. While recognizing that in some instances the time the room remains clean will be longer for some children than others, one must also agree that throughout the kid’s childhood, he will waste a lot of vital time that is needed for a child’s healthy development.
No one ever sees kid’s rooms, so why should they have to clean it? For example, many times throughout the year relatives would spend a couple of days in our house and not once did any of them even look into my room. Why should children spend time cleaning their room if they don’t even get to show it off? Chefs don’t just make food to keep stored away and never eaten or even looked at. Occasionally a friend might see a kid’s room, but their room is just as messy.
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