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?
These days, people seem to judge an individual’s value depending on social position and possessions, instead of considering other values, more spiritual, which now seem to belong to the past. I believe that this tendency is getting stronger and it represents a big loss in our values.
The first consideration is the importance that the social status and economic power have in our society, as they seem to be a cornerstone of our relations system at every level: at work, in our friendships we tend to act in different ways depending on the social status of the person we are relating to. Moreover, there is no doubt that we live in a society which is mostly based on economy and money. As a result, it is obvious that anyone who owns more than us do seem to be a high-value person. However, I believe that it is a superficial way of judging people.
I think that we should reconsider which are the most appropriate standards to evaluate a person. So, the second consideration is that material and social values can easily change with time which means that they are not stable at all. The question arises spontaneously: how could we judge a person relying on unstable parameters? Therefore, it appears clearly that appropriate values are the ones which do not change, such as interior and spiritual qualities.
To conclude, it is up to us to change the way we judge people, by returning to attach importance to those old-fashioned values we seem to have lost. If we do not do this, we may definitely lose the fundamental ability to create deep relations.