Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students are more influenced by their teachers than by their friends. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Friends play a vital role in everyone’s life, especially friends in need. In my point of view, teachers grant students priceless lessons and pave their way for future life. Nevertheless, friends are the most influential people, because students spend most of their time with their friends. Besides, they share the same interests. What is more, trust is always prevalent in the relationship among friends. To begin with, students spend more moments with their friends, both in classes and after classes. As a matter of fact, they influence each other indirectly. On the other hand, teachers have limited time for conveying moral lessons to their students. As an illustration, classmates gather and do assigned homework, prepare for exams, or spend enjoyable dates together. Thus, students spend most of the day with friends and are affected by their behavior. In addition, students are the same age and have the same interests, and carry out some activities together. In fact, someone’s attitude will encourage others to be engaged in the same occupation. For instance, my two close friends attended a fitness club in our studying years and I also followed them. They told me about the effectiveness of their fitness courses and this activity attracted me. That is why I decided to follow my friends. Hence, peers are impressed by each other thanks to their identical interests. Last but not least, students trust more their loyal friends compared with someone else. As a matter of fact, they feel free and tell secrets and private problems to each other. In this case, it is vital to have honest and trustable friends who will be ready to assist in difficult situations. In contrast, students never tell about their difficulties with their teachers, even if teachers give worthwhile advice to them. In other words, students are unconstrained with their friends and rely on them. In general, we can come to the conclusion that students are impressed with their friends rather than their teachers since they are together the most time of the day, they share similar interests. As well as, peers are more confident while depending on their friends in urgent situations.
Submitted by Tereza Minasyan on
What to do next: