Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. keannu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 5,226
    #1

    Follow older people’s long step

    The answer is 5, but 2 also seems to be the answer,it's confusing. What do you think is the main idea?
    Does it emphasize the importance of respecting older people's way of life or respecting the elders who have manged to live long?
    =====================
    What is the main idea of the passage ?
    In the near future, older people will become the norm rather than the exception. More than half of today’s baby boomers will live past age 85, but unless they take the proper steps, many of them will bear a heavy burden of chronic disease along the way. Enjoying the longer life afforded to us by new public health measures and technology means maintaining a high standard of health and independence for many more years than most people ever anticipated. Centenarians, who represent the gold standard for aging well, should be society's role models. They are our “resident experts," who can help shape the way we live. People who are serious about remaining productive, enjoying life, and managing health care costs must learn to follow their admittedly long steps.

    ➀ Live a long life for social benefits ➁ Follow older people’s long steps
    ➂ Try to be society’s role models ➃ Respect the centenarians’ longevity
    ➄ Apply the centenarians’ longevity lessons to our own lives

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #2

    Re: Follow older people’s long step

    The answer is 5 (or 2, as you say), assuming that the writer thinks it's good for people to live to 100 plus - and he does seem to think this. It's a confused paragraph, because the writer believes that quantity of life, rather than quality, is the "gold standard". He's also making a leap of logic in inferring that old people have managed health care costs, and can teach us something about to do this.

    On the other hand, certain philosophers make cogent points for "an obligation of old people to die" sometime.
    Last edited by Raymott; 18-Apr-2015 at 03:23.

Similar Threads

  1. Older and younger people
    By tufguy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-Jan-2015, 10:47
  2. the more people get older
    By Boris Tatarenko in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 16-Sep-2014, 21:47
  3. [Essay] YOUNG PEOPLE ENJOY THEIR LIFE MORE THAN OLDER ONE. WHAT'S YOUR OPINION
    By fannasster in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 14-Sep-2013, 12:19
  4. [Essay] YOUNG PEOPLE ENJOY THEIR LIFE MORE THAN OLDER ONE. WHAT'S YOUR OPINION
    By fannasster in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-Sep-2013, 06:53
  5. Who is older? Old people or elderly people?
    By Enomis in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22-Feb-2012, 17:34

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •