TOEFL Essay Topic 37 - Do you agree or disagree that progress is always good? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Progress means something is better than it used to be. But if we explain the meaning of progress, it may
Progress means something is better than it used to be. But if we explain the meaning of progress, it may lead to misunderstand or hard to explane something which happed before. I think progress in most cases are good, but some times might be bad.
Most of the time, progress is better for us. If there was no progress in our soceity, we would have no our modenizated world of today, we might still living in an original soceity. It was just because we have had so many progresses that we can live with a high quality life style. Comparing to the past, we have fire, so we can cook food deliciously; we have areoplane, so we can do business 1000 kilometers away from home within one day; we have telephone, so we can talk with people who is in the other side of the earth, such as in the U.S.A.; we have the space shuttle, so Mr. Petty can even enjoy the space travel. All of them are the benifits wich resulted from what we call progress. Therefore we may say nothing is better than progresses people have made for themselves.
But can we say progress is always good? I am pretty confident to make the conclusion: no. For instance, Oxford was supposed to be a city where students can have the best environment to study, but because it has been progressed too much in the wrong direction, students have to suffer from all weakness of industrialization, such as polluted air. The other case is that the very big progress of human beings is the discovery of the atomic power which provided huge electricity power to us. But on contrary, the nuclear bombs had killed 10 thousands of people in Japan in World War II, that was also the result of progress.
What we discussed here just pushing me think about what kind of progress should people to pursue? Do we need to consider its result before the progress coming into the reality? I think people should thinking about this kind of issues when they facing the progress.