雅思大作文：the old age is more valued , while in some cultures the youth is more valued
雅思大作文题目：In some cultures, the old age is more valued (valuable), while in some cultures the youth is more valued (more useful). Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
There have been drastic and constant changes of societies and values in the global context for recent decades. Therefore, some traditional cultures regard old age valuable for their civilization whereas other utilitarian ones may deem the youth, energetic and willing to accept challenges, to more precious.
What the senior brings about to all areas is mainly experience and the sense of security to all. It is well acknowledged that the aged, whichever field they have served, have accumulated more knowledge and skills out of years practice. They may thus grasp some principles that can be utilized in guiding the next generation to cope with matters and, even having undergone modern technological revolutions, ought to be applicablein most cases. Apart from this apparent benefit, another must not be neglected. Everyone without exception goes through the aging process and it is not hard to imagine what it would be like if a society viewed the elderly to be useless and exerted little of its resources in supporting them. Nothing could alleviate the anxiety of the middle-aged and even young adults about their retirement benefits and eventually fade away the sense of security, followed by some possible increase of crime rate.
Cultures think high of the youth, however, can see benefits on social production and renovations. In the first place, the youth are generally way more dynamic, which offer sufficient labor force to carry out productive activities, and if a greater reward and respect can be given and shown to them, this force can be more active and rewarding in return. Moreover, they generally and more quickly can embrace changes in work and life. This indicates the removal of obstacles in implementing challenging policies, promoting certain businesses, developing new technologies, and boosting economy afterwards within a relatively short period.
To my mind, a justifiable government should keep the balance between the pension for the past devotion of the elder and the incentive for the current contribution from the young, to realize social justice and security.