题目：Some people say that the best measure of a country’s success is the quality of life people enjoy. Others argue that a prosperous economy is the key factor in a country success. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
As people’s standard of living is changing in many countries, more attention has been paid to the true meaning of a country’s success. Some believe that the economic development accounts for all success of a country, while others claim that the good quality life of citizens should be regarded as the key to a country’s achievement.
Some, on the one hand, support that the development of economy provides financial basis for a country to enjoy higher standard of living. A more prosperous country offers more job opportunities and allows more people to earn money from their work so that they are able to improve their life. A very well developed country, also, helps the poor to survive in hostile conditions through various methods.
Some, on the other hand, disagree and declare that the economy development is not enough to represent a country’s success. As the urban areas, especially some large cities, expand rapidly, people living in cities suffer from noise, water or air pollution a lot more than before. If the expansion is not well controlled, it may lead to destruction of agricultural lands or even deforestation. What is worse is that the widening gap between rich and poor may result in social chaos and uncertainty. People may concern about security of their life and worry about soaring crime rates, for example, theft, robbery and kidnap cases.
To conclude, it might be faire that booming economy may only show one part of picture, improving quality of citizen’s life might be an important component that cannot be ignored.