Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Getting advice from friends who are older than you is more valuable than getting from friends of your same age. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

It is controversial whether getting advice from friends who are older than you is more valuable than getting from friends of your same age. Some people might prefer to get advice from their friends because of generation empathy. I, however, completely agree with the following statement. I feel this way for two main reasons, and I will develop these ideas in the subsequent paragraphs. To begin with, older people are more experienced than friends who are of the same age. Most people learn a lot from making mistakes. For example, back in high school, I had time to choose for my future. My school has carried out career counseling to decide what university to go to or what to major in. Actually, I wanted to get the job that I was interested in and my friends also had supported my hope. Conversely, my teacher disrecommended my desired career because she once chose an occupation and attended the university where she committed. However, she had failed and realized the mistake. To back to the point, she has advised me not to repeat her mistake again. Therefore, I had complied with her opinions. Now, I am utterly satisfied with the choice and I had recognized that friends do not have the right to advise me since they also have not experienced it. On top of that, older generations have deeper perspectives than the young. Time has contributed to a mature person the ability to see the big picture. In 2011, the Seoul education laboratory carried out an experience with 200 students. They were all in the middle of taking challenging courses nor an easy one. Most of them were dedicated to taking easy classes. The researchers sent the subjects to two rooms to get advice from different generations. The older generation was in the first room, while the people are around the subject’s age were in the second room. The former room members recommended taking a challenging course seeing at the bright future. Contrarily, the latter room advised taking doable sessions to enjoy present lives. Consequently, only 20 percent of them conform to the advice of the first room. Technically, many years later the experience, 20 percent of the subjects were much successful compared to 80 percent of the students. To summarize, there is no reason to object to the statement. First off, older friends can advise you with their specific experiences. Second off, older people have broader viewpoints.
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