TOEFL Essay Topic 55 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person should never make an important decision alone. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
A child can decide to buy his favourite candy,he can make a decision to get the books he is longing
A child can decide to buy his favourite candy,he can make a decision to get the books he is longing for,and he can also determine to make friends with other kids.However,can he make an important decision alone?For example,which school is better for him to attend?Which road of life will he go ?In my opinion,a child should never make an important decision alone?There are several reasons for my point
First of all ,he has fewer experiences than his parents.The environment he lives in is pure,in fact,the society is not as simple as he might think.While his parents know our society better,they have done much,and they have seen much ,so they may think much.In another word,when they face an important decision,they will consider all kinds of factors,such as the effects and the results,while a child can never do that.
Second,the thought of a child might not correct.The bad programmes in the television,some articles in the magazine have negative effects on the child,they can also lead the child to a wrong way.So,as parents,they should inform the child how to tell the bad from the good.In this way ,they can make sure their child will not make a wrong decision.So making a correct decision depends on the parents.
However,when the child is growing up,yes,when he is not a child any longer,should we let he make an important decision alone?I think it is right time for him to make an important decision alone. In the first place,a person can never depend on his parents,friends forever.Everyone has his own way to go,no one can help you all the time.As the English saying goes:”God only help those who can help themselves.”So,he must learn how to make a deecision.Maybe at first,he will not feel comfortable,maybe it will not correct,but I think it is benefit for his growing.
Second,as the important decision is made by himself alone,he can never blame on someone else,he must have responsibility for himself.And it is obvious that the decision he makes comes from his own interest,so he will do better.
In conclusion,when a child makes an important decision,he should listen to his parents more.But when he grows up,he should learn to make a decision alone.
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