TOEFL Essay Topic 37 - Do you agree or disagree that progress is always good? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Is progress always good? Scientific progress brings us many conveniences and advanced machines, such as computers, automobiles, and so on.
Is progress always good? Scientific progress brings us many conveniences and advanced machines, such as computers, automobiles, and so on. Progress seems to have made life more simple and more comfortable. But if we analyze it carefully, we will find that progress is not always good.
Modern industry brings us more convenient life. But at the same time, some problems appear. For example, “the green-house effect” is a very serious problem that scientists try to solve it as early as possible. It increases the earth temperature and some icebergs melt and the sea level becomes higher and higher gradually. Maybe someday the sea will swallow some big cities nearby the sea.
Progress enhances the product efficiency, but it also brings us an other serious problem-pollution. Pollution is so serious that ecological balance is damaged and many animals and plants lose their living environment and become extinct eventually. The air is polluted and it is not suitable for people. The water is also polluted and people are facing deficiency of drinking water in some countries.
Progress makes the speed of life faster and faster because of the usage of computers and automatic machines. People have to work faster than before and it makes them nervous. More and more physical and psychological problems disturb people`s life. Many people do not have time for recreation.
From the above statements, it can be concluded that progress is not always good. It has its own negative influences on our life. Maybe those problems can be solved by more progress.