Today’s youth is tomorrow’s nation
IELTS practice essay questions for the topic of society. I have labelled essay questions which have been reported in the test by students which means they are written based on their memory of their test question. Other questions below have been written based on common IELTS issues to give IELTS students practice in preparing ideas for topics.
And today’s youth are our students
Is this the best selection from Emerson for a high school or college student? Like many thinkers, Emerson's thought evolved through his lifetime. He later came to value social reform movements and group action more than he did in his early life.
This means there is a fundamental tension between cooperation and what I call defection. (Students of game theory will immediately recognize these terms.) It's a tension between us as individuals and us collectively as society. We might individually want each other's stuff, but we're all better off living in a theft-free society. We might individually not want to pay our taxes, but we're all better off if everyone does. And so on. More to the point, we're individually better off if everyone cooperates except us. If I can both 1) live in a theft-free society, and 2) steal your stuff, I personally have the best of both worlds. But if everyone acts that way, society collapses.