Modern civilization has advanced by leaps and bouds. We ahve progress in every sphere of life, and our life is certainly more comfortable than that of our forefathers. And yet, are we happier than them? a comparison of the life in the time of our ancestors and life as it is lived today should help us arrive at an answer to this question.
Our forefathers had to travel on foot for long distances, or they used the bullock cart for this purpose. Therefore, communication and intercourse between people of different villages was very limited. Today, we have the most sophisticated modes of transport and communication. We can travel long distances not only on land by means of motorcar and bus but over the sea in ships and through the air in aeroplanes. There is no limit to where we can travel. We can communicate with people anywhere in the world by virtue of the telephone, and now via Internet.
We have strong sturdy houses in which we live in comfort, where as our ancestors lived in mud houses, which were of course naturally warm in winter and cool in summer. However, they tended to crumble and dissolve druing the rainy season. We have amenities like refrigerator to preserve and cool perishable foodstuffs. We have all kinds of electrical gadgets to help us swiftly complete our work with the least labour. But, our forefathers could not even have dreamt of such machines. Now-a-days, we ahve different means of occupying our leisure hours. We have television and video to entertain us. We can engage in hobbies like photography, which again was unknown to our ancestors.
The progress in medicine, which has increased our life span and conquered most of the dreadful diseases like small pox, cholera and TB, which were fatal in earlier days. Also progress in technology has given us the best roads and bridges, aeroplanes which are contributed to industrial development. All these were absent in ancient times.
Our entire life style has undergone a sea change. The position of women is very different now. They are no longer confined to four walls of the hoe but work shoulder to shoulder with men. Art and culture is all now highly developed. In fact, there no sphere of life, which has remained, untouched by modernization.
And yet, with all this progress, which has made life more, comfortable and secure, are we happier than our forefathers? The answer is no; for we have lost the pease of mind, the content and tranquility that was the hall mark of the life of our ancesters. They had none of the tensions of twentyfirst century life and therefore none of the high stress medical problems of today. Today we have everything that life can offer, but neither do we have joy, love, certitude, peace nor help from pain. Our ancestors had nothing in comparison, but strength derived from faith in God. Thus, they were happier than we are in the present day.
No, I think that we are not became happy than our forefather. Technology is advanced day by day. Our life became very nuclear. Our life is bounded in virtual friendship world. We don't have time to go out with friends. What we do when we want to talk with friends? we do whatsapp, chat in message. In the time of our grandparents the life may be not easy, not might be as digital as now but the real happiness was their what comes when you be with ur family and friends.
Our success will not come from the acts of our forefathers, but can come alone from what we are doing now. Those who have inherited rich blood can use that richness in building greatness in themselves, but those who have not the privilege of such inheritance need not be discouraged. They can create their own rich blood and make it as rich as they like.
In my opinion our forefathers were happy because they were not bothered about anything. Just have to look upon their own matters. They are still happy with their children and grand siblings. It is very sad that we are unlucky in certain situations.
I think our forefathers were more happier than us because they have satisfaction, and they were happy with what they had but today's generation is not satisfied they wants more and more. And in today's life there is more and more competition so we struggle so much for achieve our goal and today people become more selfish and self centered, even they are not ready to help their relatives and friends our forefathers were very helpful. That time there were pollution free and peaceful enviornment. But today because of overpopulation and rapid industrilisation our natural resources get polluted it is a great cause of diseases. And that time less number of criminal activities but today crime is on its high level. Electrical gadgets and machines make us lazy because we fully dependent on that.,
So friends i think our forefathers lived happy life than us we definately live a luxurious life than our forefathers but we have not peace of mind and satisfaction.
Though we are enjoying a great comfort now in our living but the basic requirement of our lives is still missing. That is peace and self satisfaction. Even after paying an arm and a leg for particular items, we still fail to feel halcyon. we now have houses with A.C.s, well furnished goods and furnitures but still we are unable to find peace in our hearts instead we keep on running for gaining more.i accept that our forefathers had to walk miles for their works but that also helps them keep fit and healthy. they didn't call it encumbrance.they were happier because they used to receive a tight sleep. They used to believe in harmony and finds their strength in the same, we on the other hand fails to manage the same. we don't even have time for our families.
In the end, i would like to conclude that advancements in technologies alone would not help us in living our lives happier.
We are very happy in this time.our forefathers had to travel on foot for long. To travel on foot for long distances, or they used the bullock cart for this purpose.