Family 02

TOPIC

The pros and cons of nuclear family

Essay

◆ Pros
 Although there are certain disadvantages of nuclear family, I believe that there are many advantages too and now I would like to mention the primary merits of nuclear family.
 The first primary merit is that unnecessary family problems can be avoided. There are many cases that wives and their step mothers are on bad terms with each other and it becomes extreme stress to both parties. In this situation, unless there is some urgent reason, they do not have to live together.
 The second primary merit is that it encourages a sense of independence of children. If children are to live alone after reaching the certain age, they will become more independent. Since people with strong but healthy sense of independence are likely to contribute a lot to the society, this is a real benefit.
 The third primary merit is that it enhances the economy. As the number of people who live alone increases, so does the consumption of resources such as water and electricity, and consequently it leads to improvement of economy because the increase of consumption means the increase of sales.
 I believe that the aforementioned things are the primary merits of nuclear family.
(199 Words)

◆ Cons
 Although there are certain advantages of nuclear family, there are also many disadvantages and now I would like to mention the primary demerits of nuclear family.
 The first primary demerit is that children lose the opportunity to learn valuable lessons about life from elderly people with a lot of life experience. If people live with their parents, their children can live with their grandparents and learn a lot from them. Young people these days have lost this great opportunity.
 The second primary demerit is the destruction of environment. The more people do not live with their parents, the more electricity and water and gas and buildings are needed, and as a result it leads to environmental problems. Since the environment has already been dangerously contaminated, this is a serious problem.
 The third primary demerit is losing family bonds. As the number of people who live alone increases and capitalism and materialism become rampant, people have lost family bonds. Considering that this is one of the biggest reasons that the number of people who commit suicide or suffer from mental illnesses increases, this is a real demerit.
 I believe that the aforementioned things are the primary demerits of nuclear family.
(202 Words)

Date:June 30, 2012

メモ

◆ トピック:核家族の賛否

良く話題になる、核家族化の問題です。
例によって、賛成派と反対派を書いてみました。

賛成派では、
「不必要な家族間のトラブルを避けられる」
「子供の自立心を促す」
「経済を促進する」
の3つをキーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「別居すればトラブルが解決するわけではないし、家族がいるからこそ、障害を乗り越えられるのではないか?」
「一人で住む以外にも自立心を促す方法はあるのではないか?」
「現在の経済体制は明らかに持続不可能で、これを助長するような事をすれば、環境や人間界は崩壊してしまうのではないか?」
などが考えられます。

反対派では、
「人生経験豊富な年配の方から、人生の知恵を習う機会を、失ってしまう」
「環境破壊」
「家族のきずなを失う」
の3つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「同居しなくても、年配の方から教えを受ける事は出来るのではないか?」
「環境に優しい家やライフスタイルを確立できれば、問題ないのではないか?」
「別々に暮らしたからと言って、家族のきずなが失われるとは限らないのではないか?」
などが考えられますね。

人口の過密化、高齢化社会、孤独死、幼児虐待、子殺し、などなど、たくさんの問題がありますので、反対派のほうが遥かに書きやすかったです。