Task：Nowadays, the number of people choosing to live by themselves increase rapidly in recent years.
Why is the case? Is the positive or negative development of society?
It is a tendency in modern society that the family size becomes smaller since a growing number of young people prefer to stay apart from their parents and live alone in metropolis.
This trend may involve some factors and the most rooted one can be modern urbanized lifestyle which features high level of mobility and the pursuit of privacy as well as independence. To be specific, thanks to the convenience provided by modern means of transport, the younger generation is more likely to attend university or take a job in a mega city which is far from their hometown, in which case, living with families is an unrealistic choice. In addition, private space is deemed as the necessity for well-educated youngsters who pay more attention to personal development, meditation and respect individual differences as well. It is also understandable that in order to adapt to such a competitive working or living environment, depending on oneself is a must which can be achieved through renting houses, cooking meals, and even paying for the utility bill. What’s more, when facing enormous stress at workplace, people have to focus on their jobs; therefore committing to a serious relationship or even building up a family which needs much dedication and responsibility is not a preferable option.
This change of lifestyle can generate some negative effects on the whole society. Firstly, the family bond may be weakened although they are able to live without worrying about their own lifestyles that may conflict with those of other family members. What’s worse, the elderly tend to feel the sense of isolation due to the lack of the companionship of both their adult children and grandchildren. When it comes to young people, the increasing living cost aggravates their financial burdens in daily life and also most of them postpone their parenthood.
In conclusion, personally, I believe this phenomenon is normal in the wake of social development of one country. And to meet these diverse demands, governments and social communities are expected to explore effective solutions.