University: Whuhan University Nationality: Whuhan University
April 26, 2019 at 11:40 am
What is the life pattern at the time when our grandparents were children like? Recently, this question intrigues people’s curiosity and brings a heated discussion about whether life today becomes easier and more comfortable. As for me, there is no doubt that life today is easier and more comfortable than it was when my grandparents were children.
First of all, no one could ignore the advents of those new technologies during these years. Thanks to those new technologies, life today is much easier and more comfortable. Take the ways of communication for example, when my grandparents were children, telephones were wired, so they had to be fixed in the house. People had to stay at home to make phone calls, which is really inconvenient. But now, everyone could afford a portable telephone and you can use it to communicate with anyone you want at any places. By comparing, it is not hard to get the conclusion that life today is easier and more comfortable.
What’s more, we are living in a period with a more liberal social environment which also makes today’s life easier and comfortable than before. Conversely, the social rules were very strict when my grandparents were children. At that time, people believed that the oldest child in the family should sacrifice his spare time to take care of the younger ones. My grandmother was the oldest one in her family and after her brother was born, caring for her brother occupied her leisure time. She couldn’t enjoy hanging with friends or roaming the countryside in her spare time anymore. However, nowadays, we attach importance to liberty and support everyone to do whatever they want to do. This social environment enables us to enjoy an easier and more comfortable life.
In conclusion, life today is easier and more comfortable than it was when my grandparents were children.