Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The extended family (such as grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles) is less important now than it was in the past. Use specific reasons and examples to support your ideas.

For most, members of the family play an important role in human’s life. Some people might think that the extended family is less important than the past because the extended family makes people’s life inconvenient such as by sharing a room. I, however, disagree with the statement that the extended family is less important now than it was in the past. First, people can learn about the spirit of the community such as sharing. Second, the extended family will allow people to overcome easily the problems that they faced. First of all, each people’s personality will be learned. These days, almost all people live their life with egoism. It means, there is no sharing and no consideration, which make people’s relationship smooth. They live their life with a just plan for what they built. However, by experiencing the extended family, people can learn about the spirit of living together, which is important. For example, two years ago, in my class, there was one boy who lived completely egoism. He never joined our group in order to keep his study method. However, a few weeks later from entered school, he was completely shifted. While he was inactive, he joined the group project and he tried to answer a question to the teacher and other students. So, the teacher and students who were surprised with his change asked him the motivation why he shifted. Surprisingly, he said it is all about the extended family, a few weeks ago from entered school, his grandparents and cousins unavoidably have to live with his family. At first, it was so difficult for him, but as time passed, he could learn about sharing and joining. Second, people can overcome their problems because of together with the extended family. Nowadays, there are so many problems exist in people life especially for a university student who has to prepare their future life such as marriage life or working life. Through experiencing the problems, they will feel hard, which is hard to afford. However, if people live with extended family, they can overcome the problems with the love of extended family. More specifically, according to the 2020 Oxford University statistic, the more the number of people who live with extended family increased, the more the number of people who can overcome their own problems that they faced in their life rapidly increased. Following the result of this statistic, due to living with the extended family, people can afford their problems and people can live their life with love. To sum up, I disagree with the statement that the extended family is less important now than it was in the past. First, each people’s personality will be learned. Second, people can overcome their problems because of together with the extended family.
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