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
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,
the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
, 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
high regard.
In addition
to these, integrity,
a sense
of solidarity and responsibility were considered as well for
come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
an individual.
, 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.
, success and most importantly worth is measured along these lines. The reason for
is, one's position of authority and wealth would help one in possessing physical luxuries and
those are considered as
note worthy
worthy of notice
. Age old beliefs like principles, kindness are regarded as weakness, which is forcing many to abandon these values.
, not all hope is lost. There is still some place, at times, for these
like traits. Even in
wealth & power
being or placed in the center
world, people often realize worth of the old school values, either by
hard wiring or due to an
a divine manifestation
. 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
helped the real heroes, but
stirred a debate on how to measure an individual's worth. In conclusion, I believe that with changing times,
the calibre
of gentlemen would be judged by different metrics but the core values remain same.
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Topic Vocabulary:
  • Social status
  • Material possessions
  • Old-fashioned values
  • Honour
  • Kindness
  • Trust
  • Judged
  • Importance
  • Traditional
  • Reflection
  • Achievements
  • Hard work
  • Disregarded
  • Well-balanced
  • Meaningful
  • Cultural norms
  • Societal norms
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