2018-04-07: Task 2 (India; Iran; United Arab Emirates)
In recent society, more and more people are trying to live by their own. Is this a positive or a negative trend? What is your opinion and share your personal experiences?
Nowadays, there has been an increasing population of people who would want to live independently. In my opinion, this action has its benefits and drawbacks.
One positive effect of living alone is the independence a person attains. It has been prevalent with people in the current generation the urge to live alone. It gives them the sense of freedom to do whatever they would like to do without having any rules from their parents. Furthermore, independent living takes away the worries of dealing with other people because you only have to deal with yourself. Take young professionals for instance, they would prefer to work at a different location away from their home. It makes them more mature and able to handle life’s difficulties on their own. Since hardships dealt alone can lead to a stronger character, this way of living could be beneficial.
On the other hand, certain drawbacks could also effect on this way of living. Living alone and trying to separate with the family could actually weaken family ties. With this, more time is spent with friends which could sometimes lead into being influenced negatively. Because there would be no parents to correct the actions, morality could be tarnished. Another downside of living alone is having no one to rely on if problem arises. For example, when someone is having money problems. Because the person wants to prove his independence, he would solve the problem alone and failures could happen. As human beings, it is innate to find company with other people and this could be a problem when living alone.
To sum up, living independently has its pros and cons. It could lead to more freedom and less worries dealing with other people. It could also lead to weak ties with the family and having to deal with problems independently.
Increasing number of people are choosing to live independently, these days. It allows individuals to grow as a person so it is surely beneficial if its disadvantages are minimized. In my opinion, people should have freedom to choose the way of life they want to live in but should be taught the value of inter-dependency in the society to prevent them from going on a wrong path.
To begin with, every individual has a fundamental right to choose for their own, which should not be violated under any circumstances. Moreover, when people live off by their own, they tend to become more maverick, which makes them more confident in their own skin and improves decision making. At the same time, society becomes very peaceful when people do not interfere in others life, which strengthens the society as whole. So promoting independent life has a great impact on individual as well as on a community.
However, it is not as lucrative as it sounds. Because people often become victims of emotional detachment and bitterness, when they spend most of their time in solitude. It nurtures narrow-mindedness in individual, which prevents people from seeing the larger picture for the whole society and often makes them disrespectful and impudence to other. For example, criminals are often a result of solitary and depressed life. Thus, living independently can some time have very negative impact on people.
The most effective approach, I believe, is to allow individual liberation while making them a part of the society. The life of people should not be interfered until there is a need to support them. So, proper combination of individualism and collectivism is the best approach.
In conclusion, sometimes free-spirited life can have detrimental effect on a person but if they are supported in rough time then people will feel liberated and connected at the same time. Thus, people should be encouraged to maintain proper balance.