Категория: Эссе студентов
Имя студента: Ksenia P.
Уровень студента: Intermediate, IELTS 6.0
Today, new generations are completely different from the generations of our parents, grandparents, and others. This difference affects every sphere of life, including 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 considered 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 such decisions is about 28-35 years old. This example highlights the abrupt changes in ideas over time. Furthermore, a person's worth seems to be judged nowadays according to their social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values like honor, kindness, and trust no longer hold the same importance they once did. People are no longer like knights of old, guided by chivalry and virtue. However, the significance of these changes depends on what individuals 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 extravagant outings with a fancy car. On the other hand, another girl may hope for a kind, loyal partner who can protect her, never betray her, and be someone she can always rely on. I am trying to convince readers that a person's character and their expectations play a significant role in such matters. There is one more issue to discuss – people's possessions and others' acceptance of them. Over the last two centuries, we have witnessed an obsession with materialism, which continues to be prevalent in modern society. There is a common belief that all rich people are inherently bad, hypocritical, and selfish. However, this is not always the case. I can provide numerous examples of caring behavior from the affluent side of society. Some wealthy individuals are sympathetic, merciful, and have a compassionate mental state. In fact, many celebrities engage in charity work and raise money for 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 continue to remain in our world.