Question :Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Because the world is changing so quickly, people now are less happy or less satisfied with their lives than people were in the past. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

With quick development of the world around us, it is so frustrating and difficult to keep pace of these advances. A lot of things are going on and we can not be aware of all. In this modern yet chaotic world, some believe that people are more satisfied than people were in the past due the convinience brought about by technology, while others claim that modern people are suffering from depression and anxiety more than their past generations. I incline to latter one for several reasons. First, people, nowadays, tend to campare their lives with their counterparts in a destructive manner. By the advent of social media, lots of our friends and acquaintances share their happy moments and since no one likes to share their sad, deperate moments, they only judged by their happy moments. In this environment where no one seems unhappy or unsuccessful, there is lots of pressure to be happy or having a successful career. But the reality leans further far from those really nice pictures and as a result, people feel more unsatisfied. Morover, the technology can not progress without effecting the blue planet we are living in. In fact, there is more pollution in the air we breathe, in the water we drink and even in the food we consume. All of these toxic chemical entering our body, can cause serious physical health issues. In this regard, a renown Persian proverb states," healthy mind is inside healthy body", which emphasizes the effect of physical health on mental health. Finally, this fast changing world requires fast changing people who can adapt themselves with new technologies. In this regard, people must learn new stuffs every day, so they can preserve their job position. As a result, people are always int the race of being updated and this consistent marathon without end makes people unsatisfied. To sum it up, the world is changing so fast and in many views icluding me, this new world can cause people be less happy than their past pairs. Camparing ourselves with happy stories we see on social media, the polluted planet we are living and the necessity to be always updated, so we do not lose our jobs are the most important factors bringing about unsatisfaction.
Submitted by Mahshid Manzouri on
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