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Generations

Category: Students' Essays
Student name: Olga N.
Student skill level: Upper Intermediate, IELTS 6.5
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Today, new generations are completely different from the generations of our parents, grandparents, and others. It affects every sphere of life, such as social, political, and cultural aspects. I would like to continue comparing my generation with the older ones. I must admit that we all now have a different worldview and understanding of many things. For instance, 30 years ago, it was absolutely normal for girls to marry and bear children at the age of 16 or even younger. However, nowadays, I believe the standard average age for this is about 28-35 years old. We can observe abrupt changes in ideas through this example. Furthermore, a person's worth nowadays seems to be judged according to their social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values like honor, kindness, and trust no longer seem as important. People are no longer like knights of old. But what is the point? I think it all depends on what people expect from life. For instance, consider an ordinary girl who is dating a boy. In this case, my point of view varies. One girl might expect expensive gifts and fancy outings by a cool car. Another one may hope for a kind guy who can protect her, never betray her, and be someone she can always rely on. I am trying to convince readers that it all depends on a person's character and their expectations. There is one more issue to discuss – people's possessions and others' acceptance of them. Over the last two centuries, we have seen an obsession with materialism, which is still prevalent in modern society. There is a common belief that all rich people are bad, hypocritical, and selfish. However, this is not always the case. I can give plenty of examples of caring behavior from their side. They can be sympathetic, merciful, and have a compassionate mental state. There are numerous celebrities, for instance, who raise money for charity organizations that save lives. In conclusion, I would say, "Do not judge a book by its cover." Despite the changes and shifts in values, I suspect that even tiny remnants of the old qualities will remain in our world anyway.

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