Author: Lorian Mr
•1/24/2008 11:39:00 AM
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? There is nothing that young people can teach older people. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.

I have to totally disagree with the statement that there is nothing that young people can teach older people. For several reasons, which I will mention bellow, I think that young people can teach older people many things.

First of all, young people intend to learn new things faster. They faster learn new technologies. Second of all, young people are more motivated. They aspire to succeed and make a good career, which requires good knowledge and experience. So, they try to get more knowledge and experience from different sources like Internet, books, newspaper, magazines and of cause from conversations with other people. In addition to this young people bring many fresh ideas to the team they are working in. For example, when my friend was hired as a software developer he surprised everybody with his energy, a bunch of new and fresh ideas about what could be done to improve the process. He was the youngest person in the team but everybody listened to him and it was like a fresh air, an impulse, which made everyone work harder.

Finally, young people often know more about new technologies. For example, my husband is 26 years old and he is a good professional in software development. So, he is often asked to read a lecture for different companies and audience. Needless to say, the majority of people who attend those lectures are older than my husband.

To sum up, I think that young people have many things to teach older people. Moreover, I think that people from every generation have something to learn from each other. People learn trough their entire lives from books that hold the experience and the history of previous generations as well as from their own experience and experience of the younger people.
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7 comments:

On January 25, 2008 at 5:52 PM , Anonymous said...

some people don't like so who younger teach them

 
On April 19, 2010 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous said...

good essay, by the way, these things are mostly caused by a young person's open mind. Older people have fixed concepts of the world.

 
On September 23, 2010 at 4:26 AM , Anonymous said...

not bad as ma teacher would say

 
On November 8, 2011 at 9:30 PM , Anonymous said...

It's Kinda mediocre and DIdn't you copy this somewhere? I saw it all over the internet.

 
On April 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM , Anonymous said...

Well, young people can certainly teach us old folks a thing or two, especially anything that is related to computer softwares or mobile phone gadgets. :)

A good attempt at writing though you should try to increase the extent of your writing vocabulary.

 
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