Who Enjoys Life More?


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

Young people enjoy life more than older people do.

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


A very iong time ago, the Roman poet Horace said, “Carpe dieml Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day.” This advice naturally reminds me of young people rather than old people since the young enjoy their lives much more than the elderly.

The most important factor is that young people have more energy.  This enables them to engage in many more activities than older people. As an example, my friends and I do many different things, such as playing sports, visiting each other’s homes, going to the movies, and taking trips to various places. These are all activities we enjoy doing as well. The elderly, however, have less energy. This means they often spend the majority of their time indoors watching TV or even doing nothing. Surely they do not like having to stay home most of the time. Since young people are out so often and always so active, they are definitely enjoying life much more.

I have also noticed that young people are generally more positive about life than older people. Being positive is crucial to enjoying life. Young people have most of their lives ahead of them. They are optimistic that they can change the world. They think they can do whatever they want. In contrast, the elderly have most of their lives behind them. Many have regrets about the past yet know they cannot change what has already happened. For example, my grandfather frequently talks about all the things in life that he never did. He feels bad about not having done these activities. On the other hand, young people often discuss what they are going to do. Their optimism and hope make them enjoy their lives more.

To conclude, it seems true that the young have more fun in life than the old. Young people are more physically active and have more upbeat attitudes than the elderly. They are definitely more apt to practice the proverb “Carpe diem!”