Is a Greater Life Expectancy Always Desirable?
For many years, the world has been changing rapidly due to the progress of technology, environmental problems and population growth. All of these problems have decreased the life expectancy of people. Wanting to live longer, people usually wonder if a greater life expectancy is always a great thing. For years, people have been debating over this issue that has not yet been resolved,
There are some opposite ideas about having a longer life expectancy. First, there will be over population problem in the world because everyone wants to live a longer life, which, in turn, would be a huge problem in the world. Furthermore, letting old people have a greater life expectancy will torture them because when they are old, they cannot really do many things.
However, some people said that a greater life expectancy is always a fantastic thing because, firstly, having longer lives can make them do many more desirable things such as teaching lessons that they gained from experiences to the youth or even raise their grandchildren. Secondly, people will have the opportunity to stay with the one they love for a very long period of time. When you love someone, you will expect to stay with that person as long as you can. Moreover, the elderly will have a chance to see what is happening in the outside world for instance, technology, society or even the environment. They are old but they still should know what is happening to the world they are living in.
So, what I have mentioned above are the good sides and bad sides of having a longer life expectancy, but I believe that the pros outweigh the cons. Therefore in my opinion, a greater life expectancy is always desirable.