Sunday, May 6, 2018

A person's worth nowadays seems to be judged according to social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values, such as honour, kindness and trust, no longer seem important. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

In this materialistic era, lot of people judge others by the status they have in the society with regard to their job title and the things they possess in life. However, it does not in any sense claim that moral values or ethics have no importance nowadays. I would say that I partially agree to the given statement claiming people are judged with their physical assets rather, people are usually judged by the way they behave and responds others.

To commence, even though it is agreed that people nowadays get more attracted towards showy life style, it in no mean suggests values are dying. First of all, job status and material possession do not help much when one is lacking a good character or good family background. For example, I have neighbour who possesses almost all the luxuries of life and lives a lavish life but almost no one from my society has even terms of talking with him, just because he has been to jail numbers of time in some criminal cases. This proves people still value character and morality more than money. Secondly, even though we use to say people are selfish, in my life I have often seen many noble people here and there, who help others without any selfish motif. I have been to many cases wherein I got accident or some emergencies and people without any personal benefit have helped me, just due to their own compassion or humanity. We still find people doing charity, respecting honesty and hard work and our systems too award heroes on the basis of their noble values.  

However, sometimes it seems the amount of money and other properties people own are one of the most important factors in achieving higher life standards. Money does not only make people feel safe and secure but also allows people to enjoy luxury, with which others get easily attracted. To cite an example, people usually respect the person with higher life standard and financial positions quite more than the one without it. So, many people respect or maintains good relationships with them who have higher economic standards or higher designations just because of an expectation to get help in their personal critical time. But on the whole, who earns pure respect by his virtues last longer, even after his death if not exaggerating, that one earns by his virtues rather than by money.  
To recapitulate, even though it is easy to find many people running after materialism, I assert a lot of other people are aware that material does not help on a long-term basis, and so they give priority to an individual's personality, character or ethical values. (445 words)

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