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?
It is true that some people assess others only from popularity and wealth. They believe that traditional values from our predecessor have no relevance to our condition nowadays. However, I personally argue that an individual should not be looked from rich or poor, and I also believe that good values should be preserved as our traditional wisdom which is necessary for our society.
Firstly, an individual should be assessed from his personality. Personality is more important than social status or wealth. Human is an social creature, he cannot live by himself. Human needs others, and this makes good personality, as a basic of relationship, is very important. Relationship cannot be bought by money or social status, it should be kept by good character with others. For example, people are more likely to break their relationship with others because of their poor personality. In term of poor personality, we just have egos and this is what makes relationship get worse without us realizing.
Secondly, Traditional values are still necessary for our society to live. In society level, it is urgent to preserve our values from the past. By keeping good values, a society will be long-lasting and people will have trust sincerely with others. It can minimize criminal rates among members of society. People will live peacefully and do their activities without any worries. For instance, Yogyakarta is one of famous cities which seriously preserve old values from predecessor. People are living together and helping ech other.
Finally, I would argue that it does not matter whether we have or we have not as long as our personality is good. Good personality will reflect noble values from the past which is very significant in living collectively.