Some people think that human history has been a journey from ignorance to knowledge. Others argue that this underestimates the achievements of ancient cultures, and overvalues our achievements.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.


Some individuals hold their firm belief that human history is a bridge connecting what people have never known before to the knowledge they can acquire, while some suppose that this may lead to the cultural achievements of our ancestors being undervalued and sometimes to the overestimation of our efforts in many fields. I would share the same opinion with the former viewpoint.


On one side of the argument there are people who believe that sometimes cultural achievements of our ancestors may be underestimated. In the modern times, youngsters are the generation who often forget about the contributions that their previous generation has made throughout history. This is because these young people are born with an easy access to a mass number of innovations from scientific studies, namely internet connection and cutting-edge inventions. As a result, they may not have a sufficient insight into how these innovations were created, and sometimes they take them for granted. In addition, others may overestimate their achievements by thinking that their ancestors have nothing to do with the knowledge shaping the world. For example, wireless connection and other technical advancements are often said to help to revolutionize the whole world particularly in the fourth industrialization period. However, some people opine that the young generation has played a key role in making those advancements, without the assistance from their forefathers.


On the other hand, I suppose that for some reasons human history is a bridge connecting illiteracy with knowledge. In the ancient times, people often faced difficulties in conveying their ideas in farming and hunting due to their language barriers and communication hurdles. However, thanks to the rapid development in modern society, people now can have easier communication with the help of the internet and artificial intelligence. For example, they can transmit a great amount of information just by a single click, and share their thoughts and feelings via social networking. This broadens a new horizon that people have never been reached.


In short, while I strongly agree with the idea that human beings has undergone a long-lasting history with the rapid development from illiteracy to intelligence, I have a strong opposition to the others’ argument that this underestimates the achievements of ancient cultures, and overvalues our achievements.

I could not follow your logic. I suspect that you did not understand the topic question.


Some individuals hold their firm belief that human history is a bridge connecting what people have never known before to the knowledge they can acquire, (That is not a paraphrase of the topic. I don't know what you mean. ) while some suppose that this may lead to the cultural achievements of our ancestors being undervalued and sometimes to the overestimation of our efforts in many fields. I would share the same opinion with the former viewpoint. (That is not clear.)

On one side of the argument there are people who believe that sometimes the cultural achievements of our ancestors may be underestimated. In the modern times, youngsters (wrong word. Youngsters are children aged 7-12, pre-teenagers. It is also used informally to mean someone in a group who is much younger than than the other group members. It can also be used to refer in a joking way to elderly people.) are the generation who often forget about the contributions that their previous generation The previous generation would be the parents.) has made throughout history. This is because these young people are born with an easy access to a mass number (wrong expression) of innovations from scientific studies, namely internet connection and cutting-edge inventions. As a result, they may not have a sufficient insight into how these innovations were created, and sometimes they take them for granted. (I think you have not understood the topic.) In addition, others may overestimate their achievements by thinking that their ancestors have nothing to do with the knowledge shaping the world. For example, wireless connection and other technical advancements are often said to help to revolutionize the whole world particularly in the fourth industrialization (??) period. However, some people opine (antiquated word. It is not a good word to use here.) that the young generation has played a key role in making those advancements, without the assistance from their forefathers.


On the other hand, I suppose that for some reasons human history is a bridge connecting illiteracy with knowledge. In the ancient times, people often faced difficulties in conveying their ideas in farming and hunting due to their language barriers and communication hurdles. However, thanks to the rapid development in modern society, people now can have easier communication with the help of the internet and artificial intelligence. For example, they can transmit a great amount of information just by a single click, and share their thoughts and feelings via social networking. This broadens a new horizon that people have never been reached.


In short, while I strongly agree with the idea that human beings has undergone a long-lasting history with the rapid development from illiteracy (The topic is not about illiteracy.) to intelligence, I have a strong opposition to the others’ argument that this underestimates the achievements of ancient cultures, and overvalues our achievements.

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I have struggled with this topic for a few days because I did not know exactly the word ignorance means , so I looked it up and it means the lack of knowledge , understanding .

Should I find model essays about this topic before starting to write it , so that I can stick to the point