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One of the consequences of improved medical care is that people are living longer and life expectancy is increasing. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Write at least 250 words.
One should definitely agree to the fact that people are living longer these days owing to the advancement in technology. However, there are questions regarding its outcome. In my personal perspective, the life expectancy of a person is not recommendable to reach a higher point than now.
The worst problem stemming from an increased life span is the swelling geriatric population. When this population swells, the responsible authorities have to ensure a safe, comfortable and healthy life for them. This is because most of them are not independent, both socially and economically. These days it is common to see the mushrooming of numerous old-age-homes, both governmental and non-governmental. One can definitely say that this is the consequence of improper care and attention of such a population, and we call this as ‘neglect’. Therefore, one can understand the ultimate outcome of longer life-span is negligence and isolation, which might be accompanied by depression and abuse. One should understand that these problems are hard to get mitigated.
However, l need to admit that a section of the geriatric population is agile and productive. Their experience and innovate ideas are vital for the development of any nation. For example, there exists a considerable proportion of scientists who research in the fields of medicine and nuclear science. The extended life expectancy of such personalities is the need of the whole nation. Yet,l believe it should not exceed the ideal limit, which is seen in the current situation.
To conclude, l think the longer life span which is a gift of the advanced medical facilities should not go beyond a particular limit since it is likely to add both personal and social burdens.