Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students are more interested in politics now than they were in the past.|
When it comes to the recent students’ attitude towards politics, some people think they are more concerned about it, others hold a different view that they have become less care about it. As far as I am concerned, student political activism has increased significantly in the past decades, and it is attributable to several factors, which will be stated as follows.
In the first place, modern technologies make students have easy access to all kinds of political policies and political news. For example, as a university student, our school allows us use the Internet for free, thus encourage us to gain the latest information including political news. Moreover, students in our school even have set up a lot of online forum that allow us to have a discussion and even a debate about the politics with each other. Therefore, with help of modern technologies, student turn out to be more concerned about the politics.
In the second place, the government is less serious about the politics issues compared with it thirty years ago. As a Chinese student, I was told by my grandfather that China had experienced a so-called Great Cultural Revolution period when politics is so sensitive that almost everyone that questioned the temporal leadership was put into prison. However, with the development of democracy in China, those thing sounds crazy in these days, and every present Chinese is allowed to give some positive or negative comments to the government. Therefore, compared with students in the past decades, current students have the right to make their own judgments on the politics, and undoubtedly they become more interested in it.
Admittedly, some students in these days are attracted with other online resources. For instance, a roommate of mine is addicted to the animation programs on the Internet. On the other hand, this could not happened in the past years because of the absence of the Internet. Thus my roommate could have been more concerned about the politics if he had been born decades of years ago. However, the total number of that kind of persons is far less than that of the persons who are interested in the political issues, because my roommate is the only person that I know who is attracted by other things. Therefore, present students are overall more concerned about the politics than students in the past.
In conclusion, with the consideration of those reasons stated above, I believe that the students today are more interested in politics.