|Essay Sample 3 |
Comment on the following statement:
|Today young people think only about making money and career.|
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some people think that nowadays young people only care about money and career, whereas others do not agree.
I think young people do not only think about money and career these days. First of all, there are a lot of patriotically oriented young people who are interested in other values. For example, they are developing such qualities as honesty, loyalty, courage, patriotism, sport achievements so on. Secondly, there a lot of TV programs and movies that show how the heroes of our country behaved before. For instance, lives of Evpatiy Kolovrat or Ivan Vasilyevich Panfilov give young generation other value orientations of life. Moreover, a typical Russian who was described by the classics is more a thinking and contemplating person rather than a making money and career one.
At the same time there are people who say that all teenagers are only thinking about making money and career. They watch western programs and movies and copy everyhting they see.
I cannot agree with the opinion mentioned above for a particular reason. The there is some persent of such money and career oriented young people, nevertheless, I do not think that it influences all young people. A lot of young people understand that money and career cannot make them happy so they learn how to be content with their lives with what they have.
In conclusion, I'd like to say that if we weigh all the facts that support the conception of making money and career prevails for young people against those that say that other values drive young people nowadays, we'll see the facts that support the second opinion outweigh those against.
Read by Neil Geitz