GRE Essay Topic 301 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "How children are socialized today determines the destiny of society. Unfortunately, we have not yet learned how to raise children who can help bring about a better society."
Our civilization has reached an important point in many aspects of our life, yet we could not agree on children's education even though this could mold our future and affect us profoundly. Many people deem that this situation has some reasons like our lack of sufficient information and experience...
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Few would argue that children are the future of a nation. As I see it, any country that wants to enhance its influence in the future world would no doubt put a large amount of money on the education, for a reason that the destiny and well being of a society tomorrow depends primarily on how people raise and educate their children today. Yet, have we learned how to raise our children to bring about a better society? If we define "a better society" as one with convenience, where people show respect for others and a great tolerance to opponents, then I would say we are actually doing good or at least going toward the right direction.
The speaker asserts that we have not yet learned how to raise our children to bring about a better society, which I strongly disagree. In my opinion, there is no definite answer for this issue. How we raise our children depends highly on what kind of children we want. As for the purpose of a better society, we need children with fundamental knowledge, personal responsibility, honesty, eagerness, and even fidelity to task. For these respects, the children of the recent half century serve as a good example. Actions speak louder than words. Nowadays, we can see more and more new technologies born, which highly facilitate our daily life in almost every respect. We can feel greater tolerance of different viewpoints and the willing to listen and talk to opponents. Moreover, we actually hear more and more people concern about the environmental problems and public affairs, all of which show nothing but that these people are well socialized and are creating a better society and that people nowadays know how to raise children who can bring about a better society. Admittedly, today's education system is not perfect and brings some new problems to the society like drugs, homosexuality, suicide, all of which need to be dealt with during education. But these amounts to just a small part of today's endeavor to raise and educate our children to serve a better society.
In sum, driven by some kind of human nature, we always put our hopes over our offspring, as they are the future of our lives and are hopes to realize our dreams. As long as we humans still aspire a better society and life, we raise and educate our children and pass that faith from generation to generation. From ancient nomadic tribes to modern metropolis, we humans actually have been building a better society for thousands of years, as well as we have learned many ways to raise our children for a better future. We are still doing it now.Read more