Fall 2003

Essays by Souta Y.

First Created on December 19, 2003
Last revised on December 19, 2003

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Young People Teaching Old

      There are many people in the world. These days the proportion of Japanese population is getting change. The percentage of over sixty fives are increasing. Now, young people have a power and adults cannot scare them. Sometimes when they get scold they lost it and resort to violence. In old days, senior person was to be respected. Children cannot contradict their parents and schoolteachers. Today it is often said that young people of these days have little common sense. Then is there nothing that young people can teach older people? I think there is little relationship between the age of the person and his amount of knowledge.

      Second, ten people get through ten kinds of life. Every life has originality and there are no two ultimately same lives. Nobody knows what he or she will experience. We never experience something intentionally. Experience is some kind of accident. So there are wits, which some will get and others will not get. There are no rules that ten years child has some particular experience and thirty has another. The surroundings around one person have much effect on his life and the kind of experience that he will get.

      So there are ideas which one young person knows but older person do not know. A person who has much interest in many things can teach another person who have studied all his life at school very hard. This world is full of wonder. Nobody can know everything in this world. From these reasons I disagree the statement that there are nothing that young people can teach older people.

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