Old generations often hold some traditional ideas on the correct way of live, think and behave. Most people argue that it is not helpful for the young generations to learn from old preparing for modern life in the future. To what extent do you agree of disagree?
Nowadays, the young generation often uses the phrase “the thing of the past” as an excuse not to follow their parents’ instructions. While it is true that some old ways of thinking may not be well applied to the modern world, in fact I believe that some time-honored values need to be carried forward consistently.
On the one hand, the young generation should ditch some old ways of thinking that may confine (限制）their imagination. Taking some conventional methods as an example, if we get too accustomed (习惯于) to a fixed way of solving problems, then we may be trapped by this thinking pattern and can not find a way out once changes occur.
This is quite risky in today’s world when changes become a routine in our lives. Therefore, some traditional ways of thinking should be abandoned.
On the other hand, I believe that some time-honored values should be passed down from generations to generations since these values are universal irrespective of time and nation. For example, the idea of frugality（节约）should be promoted since it brings huge benefits to a nation’s economy and culture. Some other values such as good neighborliness, respecting others, tolerance, which have been proven correct and valuable, need to be carried forward consistently.
In conclusion, whether traditional ideas should be carried forward depends on whether they are suitable in the modern society. If they are still well applied to today’s world, they should be promoted. Otherwise, they should be abandoned.