Reply To: In the past, young people depended too much on their parents to make decisions for them; today young people are better able to make decisions about their own lives. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

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jackifun
University: Xiamen University
Nationality: China
April 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Some people think that young people depend too much on their parents when they make decisions in the past. However, young people today are more likely to make vital decisions by themselves. I agree with the statement. The reasons are as followed.

First, nowadays young people can gain access to the Internet which makes them get information and knowledge more conveniently. In this case, they can search for information to help them make decisions independently. The volume of knowledge on the Internet is too abundant to surpass their parents’ knowledge. Therefore, young people are able to gain more helpful information from the Internet other than their parents. For example, when students have to apply for grad school after graduation they always check the university’s official website to look up important information such as the admission rate and courses of a program. According to the info on the university website, students can have a deep understanding of a program and therefore they can make decisions to find a program for themselves. In this process, parents can give limited advice to them.

Second, in the past parents can help young people to make decisions because they have more experience in many aspects than young people. However, young people today can have more experience in some aspects than their parents. With the rapid development of technology, there are many kinds of electronic products appear like mobile phone and computer. Most young people are familiar with electronic products than parents. For instance, young people know how to select a mobile phone by comparing the price, CPU and other properties of mobile phones. In the contrast, their parents may don’t know much than their children about the properties of those electronic products. In this case, they may depend on young people to make decisions.

In a word, I think young people today can make decisions more independently.