Some People Say That Now Is The Best Time In History To Be Living | Band 8 IELTS Essay Sample

Some people say that now is the best time in history to be living. What is your opinion about this? What other time in history would be interesting to live in?

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According to some people, now is the best time in history to live in. I do agree with this view to a great extent. However, if there is an era I would like to go back to, it is the pre-independence India.

There is no denying the fact that we are living in the best of times today. Improved healthcare is now available. People are living longer. Vaccines have eradicated many illnesses. We have access to high end technology. Transportation and travelling have become easier. Poverty has been eradicated to a great extent. Most countries are now democracies and there is universal recognition of human rights. We are no longer at the mercy of a tyrant. Better still, many social evils like slavery, child marriage and caste based discriminations have been eradicated. So, obviously, this is the best era to live in.

On the other hand, if there is an era I would like to go back to, it is the pre-independence era. It would be great if I was there at the time of our independence because that would have given me an opportunity to meet our freedom fighters. I am really inspired by our freedom struggle and would have gladly participated in it if I had lived during that time.

 To conclude, now is definitely the best time in history to be living because of all the scientific, social and economic achievements we have made today. However, if there is an opportunity to go back, I would like to live in the pre-independent India.

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