“Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Living today is more comfortable and easier than when your grandparents were children.”
It is controversial whether living today is more comfortable and easier than when your grandparents were children. Some people might disagree with the statement because teachers in the past did not require too many studies. I, however, completely agree with the statement. To begin with, modern technology has made it easier to travel throughout any continent in the world. In the past, there were no means of traveling like airplanes as today. For example, when my grandfather was young, his father worked in a trade business company which also means that he had to go on a business trip a lot. It took him more than three months to travel with ships. The ship was neither clean nor provided proper meals. It is conspicuous that it must have been uncomfortable and difficult for him to go business trip. On the other hand, I also work for a trade business company and the company also assigns me to go on many business trips. In terms of me, it takes me less than a week to travel using airplanes. Besides, airplanes not only provide comfortable seats but also proper meals. On top of that, due to the development of modern technology, people became easier to communicate even at a long distance with fewer misunderstandings. The advance of science and technology increases the effectiveness of communication in the present time. In 2020, the Seoul laboratory conducted an experience with 200 people. They were divided into two groups and were ordered to use a communication system with two ways used in the past and now. The first group was required to write a letter and send it to their loved ones. On the other hand, the second team was told to use email and mobile video calling with their families. Consequently, the second team felt much comfortable using the method because it could be sent within a few seconds. While the first team felt stuffy due to a long endurance. This experiment shows that people feel more comfortable with modern means of communication. To sum up, there is no reason to oppose the statement. First off, people nowadays can travel the world freely with developed transportation. Second off, an easier way of communication has developed a lot.
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