Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
Give reasons and examples from your knowledge or experience to support your answers.
Write at least 250 words.
This is a sample task on IELTS Cambridge IELTS 14.
In the past, old generations accepted their life circumstance and would compromise to survive in their conditions; however, today’s generation believes in improving their lives rather than sitting idle. Looking at this trend, one must analyse which approach to life is better. In my view, the latter approach is better.
There are multiple reasons why one must try to improve their conditions. Firstly, to progress in any aspect of human life, one must try new things and, in the process, must take the risk. As a result, they will succeed. For example, every successful entrepreneur has taken an economic risk to launch and maintain their company at the top. Secondly, even though some attempts to change their jobs or gain money may fail due to the risk involved, people at least will not regret trying their luck. Additionally, such falls may teach them essential lessons to grow even more.
On the other hand, a few may suggest laying low and compromising with the circumstances is the best strategy. They attribute such behaviour to a lack of courage that originates from a lack of mental or financial support. So, they do not wish to risk anything. However, such people may regret not taking chances of identifying their weaknesses and upskilling themselves for better jobs. They may convince themselves to improve their surroundings by thinking that their efforts can improve at least their children’s lives. For example, my parents worked hard and took risks in their business so that I could learn in the best universities in the world.
In the end, one must strive to change their lives to improve their living standards. Although they may fail due to lack of support, they can always learn from mistakes and eventually succeed. So, I believe that the best approach in life is to take actions to improve one’s circumstances.