A person’s worth nowadays seems to be judged according to social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values, such as honour, kindness and trust, no longer seem important. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Every person is judged by others in a society based on certain parameters and those parameters change from time to time. While it is true that some of them remain
gold standard
Suggestion
the gold standard
, others get replaced by modern values. I agree with the point that these days, those metrics are more hedonistic, but would differ on the grounds that they have not entirely replaced historical values. Since time immemorial, when most of the humanity were hunter gatherers,
valor
the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
valour
, trustworthiness, and pride used to be the measures of someone's greatness, justifiably. As they were the traits that are required to work in a group and lead others into better situations, they are held
with
Suggestion
in
high regard.
In addition
to these, integrity,
sense
Suggestion
a sense
of solidarity and responsibility were considered as well for
appraising
come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
oppressing
an individual.
However
, with the changes in lifestyle and societal structure, some of these have been replaced with others. In the recent times, our lifestyle is filled with materialistic needs. Every activity in our life is surrounded by either using those assets or working towards acquiring those, like cars, houses or electronic gadgets.
Hence
, success and most importantly worth is measured along these lines. The reason for
this
is, one's position of authority and wealth would help one in possessing physical luxuries and
hence
those are considered as
note worthy
worthy of notice
noteworthy
. Age old beliefs like principles, kindness are regarded as weakness, which is forcing many to abandon these values.
However
, not all hope is lost. There is still some place, at times, for these
gentleman
Suggestion
gentlemen
like traits. Even in
this
wealth & power
centered
being or placed in the center
centred
world, people often realize worth of the old school values, either by
genetical
Suggestion
genetic
genetically
hard wiring or due to an
epiphony
a divine manifestation
epiphany
. A recent example is the emotional outburst for the fallen special forces heroes in a battle, who gave their life protecting innocent citizens. Hardly any of those were above middle class, yet they received the adulations of millions. Not only
this
helped the real heroes, but
also
stirred a debate on how to measure an individual's worth. In conclusion, I believe that with changing times,
caliber
Suggestion
the calibre
calibre
of gentlemen would be judged by different metrics but the core values remain same.

Fully explain your ideas

To get an excellent score in the IELTS Task 2 writing section, one of the easiest and most effective tips is structuring your writing in the most solid format. A great argument essay structure may be divided to four paragraphs, in which comprises of four sentences (excluding the conclusion paragraph, which comprises of three sentences).

For we to consider an essay structure a great one, it should be looking like this:

  • Paragraph 1 - Introduction
    • Sentence 1 - Background statement
    • Sentence 2 - Detailed background statement
    • Sentence 3 - Thesis
    • Sentence 4 - Outline sentence
  • Paragraph 2 - First supporting paragraph
    • Sentence 1 - Topic sentence
    • Sentence 2 - Example
    • Sentence 3 - Discussion
    • Sentence 4 - Conclusion
  • Paragraph 3 - Second supporting paragraph
    • Sentence 1 - Topic sentence
    • Sentence 2 - Example
    • Sentence 3 - Discussion
    • Sentence 4 - Conclusion
  • Paragraph 4 - Conclusion
    • Sentence 1 - Summary
    • Sentence 2 - Restatement of thesis
    • Sentence 3 - Prediction or recommendation

Our recommended essay structure above comprises of fifteen (15) sentences, which will make your essay approximately 250 to 275 words.

Read more in the eBook

The Ultimate Guide to Get a Target Band Score of 7+ »

* free ebook for Premium users

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Writing9 with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

What to do next:
Try other services:

All the services are free for Premium users