2015年10月25日托福独立写作范文：Do you agree or disagree with the statement: The people in the past are friendlier than people today. (15.10.25)重复2013年7月14日。
When it comes to the issue about whether people were friendlier in the past than they are today, people's opinion differs from person to person, and culture to culture. Some argues that people are friendlier in the past because there are more chances for them to interact with each other face to face, while others may think that modern technology make people more easily to show their kindness to other people around. In my opinion, I suppose the latter one, people are friendlier to others nowadays due to the development of modern society.
Admittedly, people have more time to talk to others and have more chances cooperate with others face to face. However, they had been doing these kinds of things just like today, for work or study. So, even though, sometime people have online meeting today, this do not interfere with their firm and friendly relationships. Also, as sending one's regards to others is more easily than in the past, so people constantly communicate with each other. With their friendship gradually become deeper, self-evidently, they are friendlier to others familiar people.
Furthermore, people are friendlier with stranger than in the past. In the past, even some people are genial and what to help others. However, poverty may prevent them from helping other. Some family have trouble to feed children themselves, as a result, they never take charity as a consideration. They only care about how to attack hungry in their home. On the other hand, people are richer, so they can just manage their money as they like. So, some rich business men just donate all his property just before their retirement. And young children just send their old toys to those who need it.
Finally, people receive more education, which leads to friendliness, and often even courtesy. There may lack the awareness to help other in need and be friendly with others in the past. However, as they have been taught in school, people just hold the they have the responsibility to behave friendlier with others. So easily can we see some young student give their seats to the elder on the bus. Additionally, whenever some elder men have trouble with their phones or something, the young just help at once.
Some will say that the past is unduly romanticized as a friendlier time-that people then couldn't have been much better-disposed than they are now. But I'm not so sure. There are a number of reasons why people may have been more genial back in the day.
For one thing, people in the past interacted with each other in person more than we do today, and this naturally resulted in a comparatively higher level of friendliness. The reason people interacted more was because they had fewer technological distractions. Back then, it was both routine and enjoyable to shoot the breeze with others while waiting for a trolley or sitting on your front porch after work. Socializing face to face with complete strangers was commonplace. Nowadays, however, people have all sorts of devices like smart phones, e-readers, and iPods that draw them into their own private worlds even while out in public. While taking the subway to work, you'll rarely see two people strangers talking unless it's to yell at each other. More likely, they'll be totally absorbed by the miniature screens in front of them.
For another thing, the pace of life today is much faster than it was in the past, and as a result, people today are much more hurried and much less friendly. Those living in modern society tend to have little patience for idle conversation, as they are always on their way to do something or see someone. The leisurely daily rhythms characterizing past eras have been replaced by a frantic rush to accomplish as much as humanly possible. This has led to friendliness, and often even courtesy, taking a backseat to efficient and mechanical interactions.
Granted, people today are also much more connected via non-traditional mediums than they were in the past. Thanks to computers, the internet, and social networking services like Weibo and We-chat, people can keep in touch with each other no matter where they are in the world. However, this type of connection is a poor substitute for face-to-face interaction and does not necessarily encourage friendliness. In fact, it may make us even colder towards others because we become accustomed to viewing people as remote, disembodied data. The shallow interactions facilitated by technology may actually deepen the divide between us rather than bring us closer together.
People in the past moved through life at a more leisurely pace, and they didn't have the technological distractions that we have today. Though technology is often seen as a tool that connects people, it may in fact have the opposite effect. For these reasons, people in the past were probably friendlier than people today.