Dependent or Independent Relationships

by Sameep David
(India)

Some people think that in the modern world we are more dependent on each other, while others think that people have become more independent.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


The modern world is integrated socially where technology plays a crucial role. While technology has given the people freedom to enjoy their life independently, they have also become dependent on each other’s support when things do not go well in this fast paced society. This essay will analyze both the views and will explain why people have become more independent nowadays.

In the modern world, it is fairly easy to share information with anyone. People are heavily involved on social networking sites where they get updates about the people they are connected to. The posts only shows the amazing things happening in someone’s life like travelling to a new country, getting a job in a top multinational company or buying a car which triggers disappointment and negativity to the reader. In order to overcome these thoughts, people need emotional and moral support of the family. A recent study conducted by the Cambridge University highlighted people who are regularly online on networking sites are less happier to those who uses them rarely.

Although, with help of modern devices people have become more independent than they were before. A youngster staying away from his/her family is more comfortable in managing life by cooking food through online videos or easily commuting from one city to another. The modern technology has also assisted the people to connect with their family and loved ones when they are in a different city to earn a livelihood. This has assisted the children to move away from parents to achieve their goals and aspirations.

In conclusion, the dependence on people will always be there one way or another but due to the modern way of life people have become more independent and will continue to do so.

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