As society progresses remarkably, tremendous changes have taken place in people’s life. Nevertheless, some senior citizens cherish the memory of good old days with healthy environment and harmonious interpersonal relationships. As far as I’m concerned, despite serious environmental pollution and prevalence of materialism, I still believe today’s life to be easier and more comfortable than it was when our grandparents were children. I am going to elaborate my viewpoint from three aspects as follows.
To begin with, modern communication technology has changed our lives a lot and provides us with much convenience. To be more specific, with the wide application of smartphones and the Internet, it is possible for people to contact each other even if they live separately. For example, Lily, one of my best friends, is lucky to be admitted into a famous university in America, which means we cannot always hang out together. But thanks to the modern communication technology, we still keep frequent touch with each other on Skype anytime, anywhere. Therefore we feel never apart.
Besides, a variety of means of transportation make it quick and cozy for people to travel.Subways, taxis, private cars, high-speed railways shorten the distance between places. A good example in point is that my grandparents used to live in suburbs, and anytime they want to do some shopping in urban center, it usually took them 2 hours, owing to bumpy roads and low-efficient old-fashioned vehicles. On the contrary, with great improvement of road condition and advanced traffic modes, they only have to spend 20 minutes a most traveling from home to the city. If it is very hot in summer, all modern vehicles are air-conditioned, which can make the trip very comfortable.