Are people nowadays happier than any other time in history ? are we better than our forefathers ?
Talking about are we happier than our forefathers is quiet an interesting topic to discuss. In some regards the statement is true and also it false to some extent. Talking about the facilities that we get right now in our society is quiet more than our older times. The above remark is quiet puzzling and cannot be answered categorically. The total opinion remains divided on this subject, because the world of today is quite different and much more evolved and improved than that of the world a century ago. If our ancestors wake up from the eternal sleep, they would be wonderstruck to the huge changes brought by humans in this world.
Our ancestors had to experience a lot of trouble. There were no good school and hence they were unable to receive proper education. They were not aware of the civic hygienic rules, and the result was that they suffered from many diseases. The superstitions surrounded them every time and they feared the unknown subjects. There were no good means of transport and no good communication procedure. When people left for any kind of pilgrimages it took several months for them to reach the place. At the time of any natural calamities people of one region could not help the people of another region. There were so many difficulties which the people had to face a century back.
But now the things have changed. The discovery of electricity, the fairy child of science has done a lot for the human being’s comfort. Newer transport modes like buses, cars, ships, aero planes or even rockets have taken us to a complete new horizon. Wireless, radio, television and internet have done a lot to keep the world well informed of news. Today distance has become nothing and it has led humans to live a faster life. Schools, hospitals are functioning well in order to educate us and make us literate. Electricity has helped us to live our domestic lives in a much more comfortable way. Nowadays a housewife feels no difficulty in cooking and washing of clothes. Life has become more comfortable and worth living. With the invention of X-rays many internal diseases are now curable. Surgery has taken a new dimension and now a heart or lung surgery can be done by making a small hole into the human body. The natural disasters are now pre predicted and can be tracked earlier with the help of satellites. The mode of trans port helps us to help others to recue from any kind of danger.
After the day’s hard life now we can easily relax by putting on the radio and listening to a good music. It helps us feel better relaxed and soothed. Modern scientific implementations have increased agricultural output. The world no longer suffers from shortages of any kind. Facilities are now at the fingertips of humans. Business has taken different roads and height which has made us so much fast forward. With all these we are happier than our forefathers but the simplicity is totally lost as politics has affected us all.