Some people think that teenagers should follow the example of older people. Others think that it is natural for teenagers to challenge what older people say.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Teenage is the phrase of responsibility and autonomy, and whether or not teenagers should follow the canonical ways of their past generation is an arguable topic. Some conservative people of society believe that adolescents must follow the advice of older people while the teenagers can have opposing views. In this essay, I would shed light on both the notions and give my point of view.
A majority of people hold that knowledge and prudence that our elderly parents or grandparents possess is more trustful. Elders are old for a reason and their wisdom, experience and judgment can be advantageous for the teenagers. Moreover, they have an insight into issues that would not have been considered otherwise. For example, the homemade remedies that we commonly use nowadays were invented by our ancestors such as various skin care or cold remedies.
On the other hand, though youngsters must respect their elders, some consider their opinions to be outdated as their information and wisdom are not relevant in today’s era of science and technology. Furthermore, many elderly people were against equal rights, homosexuality and believed in patriarchy which is not applicable in a modern world. Considering this we may argue that challenging old ways of life and belief is somewhat essential.
In a nutshell, youngsters should consult their elders when taking various decisions as they have a different approach to life which can make everyone’s life easier. However, there are some choices that teenagers should take independently without entirely relying on elders.
Something you borrowed from a friend or a family member.
When was this incident?
What did you borrowed?
How was your experience?
Friends and family are highly important relationships that stand by you in your time of need. Man is a social entity, and always forms ‘give and take relations, where they take help and help those in need every time. I have a lot of good friends and caring, supportive family members as well. We all stand by each other’s side during tough times. One such incident is worth mention, and it is about my cousin brother. It happened when I had just cleared my degree and joined my first job. I liked my job very much even though it was a very hectic one.
I had a load of assignments I needed to complete, which often required me to work after hours from my home. This posed an issue as I did not own a computer then. One day, I was on an outing with my cousin, who was very fond of me and adored me. Being the elder brother, he taught me a lot through real-life examples of life and its problems with the utmost compassion. I told him of this issue during our discussion, in hopes that he would help me out with his advice there as well. To my surprise, he took me to his place and gave me his personal laptop computer. He basically lent it to me and told me to return it back only after I had purchased one of my own.
I was humbled and thankful to him for this huge help, as well as worrying about hampering his work. He assured me that he had an official laptop as well, and it was sufficient for his work. I thanked him a lot and used the laptop for the next three months. After saving from my salary, I purchased a new laptop for my own use and returned my cousin his laptop. I still keep that incident as a cherished memory and thank him for his graciousness.
Meanings (with examples)
a thing with distinct and independent existence. (Each person in this world has a separate entity)
The virtue of being nice. (He has helped me a lot, and I will thank him for his graciousness.)
sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. ( I have a lot of compassion for the differently abled people.)
These days, we are seeing an increasing amount of violence on television, and this is having a negative impact on children’s behavior.
Do you agree or disagree?
Television and other forms of entertainment have a strong effect in developing the values and influencing the behavior of children. Sadly, the majority of today’s television programs show inappropriate violent content. If watched under adult supervision, this negative impact can also be prevented. I partially concur that violent television programs has a negative effect on a minor’s behavior.
Violence is an everyday occurrence in our society and the way media presents it in every way has a negative impact. Watching frequent violence desensitizes children making them immune to the fear of disturbing activities taking place in the society. Furthermore, youngsters find it difficult to differentiate between the real world and the harsh incidences around. This sometimes attempt to imitate activities broadcasted on the television.
On the contrary, the media and television are considered to be the mirror of the society we live in. Therefore, violent content makes children more conscious and aware of the darker side of society. In this way, children at a young age can think of methods and practices to improve their future. In fact, violence is shown in a more entertaining way so that people can enjoy as well as get a moral which the show is trying to deliver.
To wind up, some people believe that children who are exposed to violent content play more aggressively and have a different type of behavior. But with parental surveillance, the time spent watching TV can be moderated by spending it on more beneficial activities like reading or developing other hobbies.
A leisure activity you have done with your family.
Who was there?
When and where did you do it?
What was it about?
And explain how you enjoy it.
Spending Sundays together has always been a tradition in my family. We engross ourselves in different leisure activities like playing card, going out for a picnic or watching a movie together. But last month, we thought of trying something different. My mother planned to bake a cake for an evening get together, on the occasion of my grandfather’s birthay. The only condition was that every member of the family has to contribute.
As we’d decided to bake a cake, all my family member including my mother, father and brother were assembled in the kitchen. As none of us knew the recipe of a chocolate cake, my mother assigned tasks to everyone.
As I told earlier, the main reason behind baking a cake was my grandfather’s 70th birthday. And it was a small surprise since he always favored family bonding and learning new skills collectively. So we initiated and I made the batter of the cake. My brother was given the responsibility to make the icing and decorate the cake whereas my father had to do the dishes. My mother acted as a supervisor.
Though the cake did not turn out to be that great, it was an enjoyable activity. We sang songs, recalled old memories and cherished the time with my family. On the whole, it was a wonderful experience and I look forward to spending more relaxing time with my close ones.