2014/3/22托福独立写作是双篇考题，第一篇考题为：Do you agree or disagree: young people today are less dependent on their parents than in the past.该话题乃2012年10月27日北美托福写作真题原题，天道智思教育为大家准备了该篇的托福独立写作范文：
As the world is developing constantly, the dynamic of our society is also changing accordingly. Although parents continue to be a constant source of support for their children, the current social trends indicate that today’s youth are more independent than their previous generations.
First, the advancement of science and technology ensures children’s independence, especially from an early age. For instance, parents used to accompany and look after their children when there were no cell phones. While the situation has changed nowadays. With a click of their phones, parents can easily know where their children are. Technology relieves parents’ worries as their children can contact them when meeting with troubles. Thus, more freedom has been given to children.
Moreover, globalization has created a generation of internationally minded youth, who are willing to explore the unknown and navigate themselves in this world. Compared to our parents’ generation, young people studying and working abroad is much more common today. Youth look beyond the comfort to seek for better opportunities in large cities at home and abroad. Learning about the world and exploring it personally have made young people more independent.
Admittedly, there are a lot of children who are still depending on their parents, but it does not mean that if they had a chance to see a different world, they would refuse to move a step. At least, children today have got a more independent mind.
Every parent will certainly support their children if the help is needed, but blazing one’s own trail and being able to live independently is essential for children to obtain success in their future life, Self-reliance is the thing society applauds. This combined with the independence that the technology and globalization of society has created a generation of youth today that are less dependent on their parents than in the past.
Individualistic sense is emerging as a result of modernization, which leads to the younger generation more and more tending to be independent from their parents. Certainly, in many cases, young people, when fail to make a living on their own, partially because of a trend toward a more intense competition, go back to their parents for shelter. However, this can not change the pattern that the young generation is becoming more independent than before.
There are plenty of reasons for this. One of them is that the speed with which information spreads has been increasing tremendously. A young man, at any time, could easily sit down in front of his computer and find out there is way more fun outside than being stuck at home. The information of employment seeps into any corner of their daily-based activity. Two years ago, my cousin, who had never been out of the province and who had always wanted to live within her family, accidentally got touch with a job interview in Beijing. She told me later that she had never felt so ambitious and so eager to try something new. She eventually made it to Beijing. Now she is totally enjoying her life in this cosmopolitan. “I am even more confident to go shopping because I buy things with my own money.” She claimed with a proud look in her face.
The implication behind the information disperse is the booming of job market. A healthy-running economy usually ensures people to maintain an independent life, even in a strange land far off from their hometown. My company creates a lot of jobs. Before I got this job, I was expecting to make quite an amount of money, which turned out to be true. The motivation accelarated with each pay raise. For me, I am working harder and harder. The huge satisfaction of living on my own, in turn, leads to breaking the financial tie with my parents. Actually this happened almost the first moment when I got my first pay check.
Actually the combination of both information spreading and job market flourishing conceals a fact that young people are more easily affected or stimulated by people around them who have successfully been financially independent. Most young people are intrinsically restless and ambitious. They tend to compare themselves with their peers and are always ready to fight for their dignity. For example, when most of my friends have moved outside and been exploring the world for quite a while, it would be definitely a shame that I could feel if I were still fed by parents. This potential pressure gives rise to an impulsive moment for young people to go out, either actively or passively.
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