Question: Write a paragraph about ‘Social Value’ by answering the questions below.
- What is social value?
- How were the social values in the past?
- How are they now?
- What are the causes of the present social values?
- What are the effects of social values in the present age?
- How should social values be preserved?
Answer: Social value means the discipline and the ways of behavior that are considered morally correct and expected in a particular society. This value may, however, vary from society to society and country to country. Also, in the same society, this value may change over time. In our country, some of the social values are now changing. In the past, young people were more respectful to their elders. Honesty, piety, truthfulness, fellow feeling, etc were appreciated highly. Making money through illegal means was looked down upon. But today such values are being undermined. Now the people of Bangladesh are going to be more and more materialistic. They tend to value money over everything else. Today’s teenagers are not being taught traditional social values. ‘They are going to be more and more violent disregarding the social norms and values of our culture. This sort of change can never be good for our society. There are indeed reasons behind such change. Today people are exposed to the materialistic Western society and culture and are being influenced badly. Whatever may be the cause of change, it is necessary to preserve our traditional social values to protect our own identity as Bangladeshis.