|Essay Sample 16 |
Comment on the following statement:
| It is believed, that young people today are not as healthy as they were fifty years ago. |
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some people think teenagers nowadays are not as healthy as they were a while ago, whereas others say modern teens are healthier than ever.
I think that today's young generation is not as healthy as they were 50 years ago. First of all, the food has changed. Teens do not eat a lot of healthy foods, which causes various deiseases. Second, they are not as physically strong as they were before. During those times people spent more time in the open air, doing much of physical labor work. Many young people nowadays have bad habits like smoking or taking drugs.
At the same time there are people who say that now young people go to gyms or go on hiking trips to forests. They know about health much more than teens before and that is why they take good care of it.
In my opinion these people have a point. There are some youngsters that do sports and do care for their health. At the same time, their actual percentage is not very high. There is a difference between between knowing what is good for you and doing what is good for you. One should have power to follow what he knows.
In conclusion, I would like to say that judging by the lifestyle of young people 50 years ago compared to this modern generation, I believe those earlier youth were healthier. My grandparents told me a lot of stories about how they lived that support my opinion. It inspires me to follow their footsteps and be as healthy as they were.
Read by Neil Geitz