The issue on children's socialization has long been the cynosure of educators and parents. According to the speaker, a society's destiny is determined by the fact that how our children are socialized today. Furthermore, he reaches a somehow desperate conclusion that we have not yet learned how to raise children who can help to establish an overall better society. In my view, not only does the speaker overly emphasize the significance of children's ocialization to a society's destiny, but also the way we have adopted to raise children nowadays is not so bad as the speaker thinks. Firstly, although the socialization of our next generation plays an important role in the cultural and moral aspects of existing society, the destiny of society is not necessarily determined by how children are socialized. Common sense tells us that what children are taught and how they are socialized both exert a crucial effect to future society.
Education of knowledge and critical thinking skills explains the real impetus of society improvement other than children's ocialization. By instilling in children how nature and human institutions work, knowledge endows them the strength to utilize natural power, the capability of reconstructing social architecture. Thus the goal of establishing a more technologically advanced, more democratic society can be achieved step by step. Though children develop basic communication skills, mutual respect, tolerance and other necessary social qualities when they try to be familiar with others and be integrated into society, children's socialization still cannot exclusively decide the destiny of society. There are many other reasons that must be taken into account. For example, using discoveries and inventions, some scientists have greatly propelled societal improvement.
But in fact those are not the children that are well socialized during their childhood. Secondly, it remains a controversy that we have not yet ascertained how to nurture children who can help construct a better society. With the impact of globalization, we can see more common points in children's ocialization around the world. Thus we can forecast a better future featured by mutual respect to different culture identities, which maybe bring about by our children who enjoy instant international communication through Internet.
In fact, we just need look back to any former society such as Victorian's century, an self-evidence conclusion can be drawn that we cotemporary time actually is the best in human history. So the speaker's assumption that our society is not so good is ungrounded. Admittedly, the speaker's extreme viewpoint helps us realize that we have not paid enough attention to children's socialization. Also the means we have adopted to raise our children for a long time does not adequately meet the purpose it serves. Good socialization prepares children for better understanding and corporation with his or her peers. To illustrate it, one needs look no further than in classroom.
In classroom children raise their hands to ask questions, debate with his classmates, work together to deal with systematic projects. These trainings help children grown up to be effective leaders as well as good citizens. In conclusion, when it comes to whether children's socialization determines the destiny of society, the answer is negative but rather some other factors such as children's knowledge attainment. Also our society has increasingly learned how to raise children properly and rationally. Thus the speaker's point of view is totally unconvincing..