Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person’s childhood years (the time from birth to 12 years of age) are the most important years of a person’s life. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
People experience many periods during the life. Each period of their life is very important with them. They also witness many events or meet many special things in each step of the life. The period which is the most important years of a person is childhood years, from birth to 12 years old. Because, in these years, they study many important things for the future life.
Childhood years is the most suitable time to create the characteristic of a person. In the most of the life, people usually imitate the others around them, because in these age, they are not old enough to realize many things. Thus; this is the easy time for the parents who want to teach their children the good things or create a good characteristic for them. All children will learn follow parents and do not feel any angry or confuse. For example, parents always teach their children how to behave with the older people when their children were baby. Furthermore, if people do not be help to indicate them the right way to go, it is very difficult to correct them when they adult. Because, when they old enough, they feel familiar with their behavior and do not want to obey or to hear the others.
Besides, people feel easiest to get the knowledge at childhood years. A hard disk always have a fixed capacity, so they still only storage a number of data which has the same size with the hard disk. Data in the hard disk is much, data come into the hard disk is more difficult. Likes the hard disk, the brain of people also have small capacity. Thus; in the first ages of life, people have the largest ability and always are ready to to get the knowledge. They fell comfortable and easy each time they meet the new things. Moreover, at these ages, people have a excellent creative, so they can figure out anythings around them, it is very useful for their study.
In the conclusion, people always have a preparation to have good future. In each periods of the life, each person also have each step to prepare for their future or to update themselves. In my point of view, the childhood years is the most convenience time for a person to have a careful preparation for the future. In this period, they will have enough condition to be able to create either a good characteristic or good understanding.
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