You should spend around 40 minutes on this task.
People living in the 21st century have a better quality of life than the previous years. To what extent do you agree? Why?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Since man started a civilized life, he has been constantly trying to update his standard of living. Most people think that today’s generation is enjoying a superior quality of life compared to the past. I too think it is true almost to a full extent.
In the past, the definition of quality of life was not so broadened and it was just the standard of health, comfort and happiness a person enjoyed. One can see the tremendous developments in the previous millennium in health as evidenced by inventions from vaccines for deadly diseases to the introduction of computer technology in diagnosing diseases. Comfortable travel, accommodation and new means of entertainments added colors to people’s life in the bygone centuries.
However, I should acknowledge the fact that the pace and extent of technological developments have broadened the meaning of quality of life and now it is more concentrated on comfort and convenience. Among the significant leaps in the quality of life in this 21st century, the most noted one is the emergence of social media and smartphones. One should understand the fact that within this short span of time, this has become an inevitable part of the modern life. The progresses in the fields of artificial intelligence, energy storage and medical science have definitely made the quality of life in this century better as evidenced by the emergence of self-driving cars, autonomous flying vehicles and artificial pancreas.
I should also admit that not all has the same opinion as there exist a considerable proportion of desperate population because of the current environment. Yet, I believe that this century is been providing a better quality of life for its generation compared to the past.