As such, in order to break down the question into an easier one, the World Cup was used as the analogy. Footballers are paid for attending practise and winning their tournaments, but if one were to compare what they do to those that have 'normal' office jobs, it could be said that their pay is disproportionate to the amount of work that they do.
But this depends largely on the amount of hours that they put into their football practice. For instance, if they practise 9-5 every day and go to the events on top of that (which may take up entire weekends), it could be said that the quantity of what they do is the same as a normal person's typical job.
But this isn't taking into account their quality and payment contract(s). A professional might get paid more than an amateur, but this is the same in most areas of business. In order to establish the link between their pay and their job, this would require a far more in-depth blog post than I have time or the room for, but it is an interesting thing to think about seeing as the World Cup is going on.
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Anyway, it seems like that the main focus of my upcoming year will be University, given that my entire degree basically rides on this final year.
As such, I'm already reading a book about coasts in preparation for one of the modules... Three months should be plenty of time!