The Benefits of the Current Generation

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My daily schedule is to wake up, go to class, do homework, eat and hang out with my friends. I think my life is too boring and I was really surprised when I heard my parents talk about their childhood, I was jealous of them. Said by Tran (personal communication, March 2, 2014), children could go out with their friends without permission because they just needed to go to class in the afternoon and so on. Sometimes, I wish I could swap my life with that of my parents. However, I realize that a teenager’s life today is better than in my parent’s time because of the country’s status, food resources, education and health care. To understand the reason why I make this decision, I will first explain the difference of country’s situation, then I will give my comparisons between two lives, now and then based on the three aspects that I have given by far. My mother said that her generation grew up during the Post–Vietnam War era (1945-1975) (Vu, personal communication, March 3, 2014). At this time, the government was having various problems to solve. The economy had become exhausted, food could not be provided to everybody, the civilians and government had to face three different enemies: food shortage, illiteracy, and invaders (Diet giac doi…, 2012, n.p.g.). Moreover, because of helping Cambodia’s civil war in the 1960’s and 1970’s (Szakmary, n.d., n.p.g.), Vietnam was prevented from receiving international supports. The only country could be able to help Vietnam during that period was Russia (Russia strengthens ties…, 2013, n.p.g.). For that reason, Vietnamese government finally had the chance to bring the country through the crisis itself. Its efforts have paid off tremendously. From 1990s, Viet Nam has changed enormously (Changes in V... ... middle of paper ... ...hí Minh [Fight against food shortage, illiteracy, and invaders in the call of patriotic emulation of Ho Chi Minh]. Retrieved on March 4, 2014 from http://tennguoidepnhat.net/2012/03/02/di%E1%BB%87t-gi%E1%BA%B7c-doi-gi%E1%BA%B7c-d%E1%BB%91t-gi%E1%BA%B7c-ngo%E1%BA%A1i-xam-trong-l%E1%BB%9Di-keu-g%E1%BB%8Di-trong-l%E1%BB%9Di-keu-g%E1%BB%8Di-thi-dua-ai-qu%E1%BB%91c-c%E1%BB%A7a-h/ Vietnam News. (2013). Chicken pox sufferers urged to undergo treatment. Retrieved on March 6, 2014 from http://vietnamnews.vn/society/235070/chicken-pox-sufferers-urged-to-undergo-treatment.html Visit Mekong. (n.d.). Vietnamese food – What to eat in Vietnam. Retrieved on March 6, 2014 from http://www.visit-mekong.com/vietnam/food.htm Whole grains council: An oldways program. (n.d.). Types of Rice. Retrieved on March 4, 2014 from http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/types-of-rice
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