Can life in the commonwealth improve?

Essay by tommyreyHigh School, 11th gradeA+, April 2006

download word file, 6 pages 4.6 2 reviews

Downloaded 41 times

To an outsider, life in the Canadian part of the Commonwealth that I live in seems almost perfect. I am sixteen-year-old boy whose life revolves around the social politics of West Vancouver, British Columbia. Although I live here I am not oblivious to the monstrosity of trouble that leaks out beneath the mask of perfection. I do not live in a country that supports terrorism, high volumes of crime do not threaten me and I do not live in a developing country that has to cope with mass amounts of starvation and poverty. I am extremely thankful for what I have but there are issues that confront me everyday that are not pleasant and hide the true meaning of what life has to offer us. There is always room for improvement and as for the city of West Vancouver; it is something that many people are looking for.

In the high-class city that surrounds me, money and the competition to get it is the driving source behind the lives of many people.

Everyone here drives a Cadillac Escalade, a BMW, a Mercedes or the newest craze- a Hummer H2. It is made to seem that you are a better person owning one of these luxury cars. If you have a better car does that mean that you are providing a better life for your family? Some may think yes, but one thing is for certain- it does put up a statement that acts as a social barrier between the rich and the poor. In the city of West Vancouver money is everything, of course there are other things that are important to the community but somehow, no matter what happens the issue of money arises. Fancy country clubs and private schools outline the community. From the outside everyone in...