TOEFL Essay Topic 5 - A company has announced that it wishes to build a large factory near your community. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this new influence on your community. Do you support or oppose the factory? Explain your position.
If a huge factory is constructed near my city by a company, people in the city will get a lot of money by selling daily demands to many customers who work at the factory. On the other hand, citizens will be annoyed at the noise and pollution made by the factory. All in all, I disagree with the fa...
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There is no doubt that our world is changing so quickly. Some poeple may assume that in today's complicated world people are less satisphied because they are more involved with new technologies and suffer from alot of stress. In my opinion, however, people nowadays are more satisfied and happier.
First, communication has become easier than ever. This is manily because of significant advances in telecommunication, up to the point that time and place are not able to pose any obstacles. The internet is a typical example to illustrate the point. By the advent of this media, two people from two different continets can have a face to face conversation in a fraction of a minute, which was more like a science-fiction fantasy at the beginning of the twentieth century. Which is why nowadays world is known as a global village. This helps people to be less frustrated. For instance, my brother has been living in america for more than five years, but my mother never feels that he is far away because every morning they have a face to face conversation through internet, while in past it was very difficult for parents to tolerate that their children are not with them, let alone be in another continent.
Second, transportation has taken on a new dimension. We can easily go to another country by plane in a fraction of a day. In contrast, people had to spend weeks even month to go to another country, while they were prone to getting many diseases or they were in danger of other problems like thieves. Nowadays, we can go to another country in order to have a wonderful trip, go to different historic places and enjoy a vast variety of different delicious food from different parts of the world.
Admittedly, nowadays jobs have been more especialized than in the past. Thus, many young people spend most of their contructive years of their life at universities in order to especialize in one field. To illustrate the point, consider a nuerosurgeon who should study for more than twenty five years to be a nuerosurgeo and is under a lot of tension and stress during all these years. In contrast, people were not under all these pressure and stress in the past. However, I firmly believe that if a person make a careful plan in order to use his or her time in a way that he or she can also have a trip or spend sometime for themselves, they can also enjoy all these facilities while they are very successful.
To sum up, I hold the view that people are happier nowadays than past because we have facilities that people in the past were deprived of.