We are more or less dependent on each other nowadays?
People have different views about wether we are more or less dependent on others nowadays. In my view, modern life forces us to be more independent than people were in the past.
There are two main reasons why it could be argued that we are more dependent on each other now. Firstly, life is more complex and difficult, especially because cost of living has increased so dramatically. For example, young adults tend to rely on their parents for help when buying a house. Property prices are higher than ever, without help it would be impossible for many people to pay a deposit and a mortgage. Secondly, people seem to be more ambitious nowadays, and they want a better quality of life for their families. This means that both parents usually need to work full-time, and they depend on support from grandparents and babysitters for child care.
However, I would agree that we are more independent now. In most countries, families are becoming smaller and more dispersed, which means that people can not count on relatives as much as they uesed to. We also have more freedom to travel and live far away from our home towns. For example, many students choose to study abroad instead of going to their local university, and this experience makes them more independent as they learn to live alone. Another factor in growing independence is technology, which allows us to work alone and from any part of the world.
In conclusion, while there are reasons to believe people now depend on each other more, in my view we are more independent than ever.