Our development nowadays has generated a trend that longevity is rising in different nations. This essay will discuss both pros and cons of this increase and give my point of view about it.
On the one hand, this trend brings many advantages for us. To begin with, the labor source will receive many benefits as people live longer. Moreover, thanks to the modern medical heathcare, employers could create high productivity even when they are over 60 years old or more than the retired age. Secondly, another benefit of living longer is that people would be happier. After a long and continous period of studying and working, the elderly have an opportunity to enjoy their life by their own way, which might be traveling around the world or taking care theirs grandchildren. It is undeniable that not many people in former days could do that.
On the other hand, the increasing life expectancy also causes disadvantage. This improvement is probably putting the community under a high pressure. As the life expectancy is increasing, the number of deaths is outweighed by the birth one. This can generally lead to the overpopulation whereas national ability cannot meet the citizen’s demand in some cases. For instance, the hospital facility would be overloaded when the most of resident in a neighborhood is affected by a contagious disease like Covid-19.
In conclusion, the rising life expectation give us both advantages and disadvantages so we need to find a solution to minize bad consequences as well as maximize benefits from it.