25/04/2019 In many countries today, people in cities either live alone or in small family units, rather than in large family groups. Is this a positive or negative trend?
- more independence in their own space.
- In order to afford such a condition à more responsible in building their financial independence (excellent education, working hard, and managing finance well) à buy real estates.
- personal development (edification, professional diligence, and well-prepared life plans) à atom of social progress.
- demand for private living space escalates à more pressure on urban sprawling (many skysrapers, the reduction of green zones for housing construction, and the destruction of the natural surrounding for urban infrastructures)
- old people may be left abandoned (old people with poor health suffer more than before)
- People may not have help when in critical need. (be ill or suffers fatal accidents) à may die because of lack of help like first aid, hospital call.
n. Gia đình hạt nhân
n. Thuận lợi, ích lợi
n. Bất lợi
n. Anh chị em ruột
n. Bất động sản
n. Sự thúc đẩy, khuyến khích
n. Sự giáo dục
n. Sự siêng năng chăm chỉ
n. Hạt nhân
n. Tác động trên
n. Sự phát triển đô thị
n. Sự khan hiếm
n. Nhà cao tầng
n. Không gian xanh
n. Môi trường tự nhiê xung quanh
n. Cơ sở hạ tầng
a.Không nhân văn
n. Nhu cầu thiết yếu
n. Tai nạn chết người
cost them their lives
v. Làm chết người
The size of families is shrinking when more people live in nuclear families, have no children, or even live alone. This trend has both merits and demerits that will be analyzed in this essay.
Living in smaller family units has proved its positive influences on many. Indeed, people have more independence when they can support their own lives living in their own space rather than depending on their parents or siblings. In order to afford such a condition, they need to be more responsible in building their independence, starting with striving for excellent education, working hard for skills, experience, and income, and finally managing finance well to buy real estates. Looked at this angle, living in smaller families obviously provide more impetus for people to make the most out of their time to be able to stand on their own two feet as soon as possible. Without any doubt, personal development through edification, professional diligence, and well-prepared life plans will encourage personal development which is the atom of social progress.
However, the preference for smaller family sizes also posts some palpable threats to society. First as the demand for private living space escalates, more pressure will be exerted on urban sprawling with land scarcity. It will give rise to skyscrapers, the reduction of green zones for housing construction, and the destruction of the natural surrounding for urban infrastructures. The nature will have to sacrifice to provide for the need of more accommodation. Second, when people do not live with their parents, old people may be left abandoned. This phenomenon especially causes inhumane consequences to senior citizens when nursing homes are restricted in services and are willing to reject those with poor health. Third, leading an independent life also means one may not have help when in critical need. A family member may be alone at home and is seriously ill or suffers fatal accidents like getting burned, cut, or shocked by electricity. Such situations may cost them their lives because no one is around to give them care, first aid, or a call to the hospital.
In conclusion, a smaller family unit renders both good and bad for those who chose it and for the society as a whole. Whether this trend has more positive or negative impacts depends on how much people are aware of two sides of the issue. (391 w)