GRE Essay Topic 247 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "People today are too individualistic. Instead of pursuing self-centered, separate goals, people need to understand that satisfaction comes from working for the greater good of the family, the community, or society as a whole."
People these days are too selfish to understand the power of working together towards a single bigger goal. Instead of thinking of benefits of humanity they are more interested in their own petty gains . They need to understand the power of working as a single entity. People are benefited while w...
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Some people state that nowadays the development of mass media has concealed intellectual curiosity. However, others believe that individuals has benefited from mass media because people can access to a lot of information which can facilitate them to expand their intellect and creativity. I agree with the first statement that the development of mass media has concealed intellectual curiosity.
First of all, in people’s daily life there is so much information that can confuse people. Unfortunately, some of them are also useless. For example, nowadays there are a lot of reports about some movie or music stars on the press and TV, such as some scandals and gossips even rumors. This kind of information is no use for people to learn anything except entertainment. However, it is not really interesting to know anything about those so-called “stars”. Therefore, in this case, mass media dose not to expand people’s intellect.
Secondly, sometimes people reply on media too much therefore they do not think it is necessary to learn or memorize something. Nowadays, because the development of mass media such as internet, people are very easy to gain information. If they do not know something, they can search it easily on the website, such as google. Therefore, some people think that it is useless to memorize knowledge. However, even though people can search some specific information which they want to know on internet, they cannot understand the connection of the related knowledge if they do not really learn it. In this case, mass media somehow restrict the development of people’s intellect.
On the other hand, some people claim that the availability of so much information and entertainment has encouraged individuals to expand their intellect and creativity. However, if people are only interested in some certain entertainment, it is not very helpful for their intellect. For instance, some students are addicted to computer games, it is not useful for their studies
In conclusion, even though people can gain a lot of information because of mass media, but it has stifled intellectual curiosity of people.