The youth feel that they are happier than their ancestors

The youth feel that they are happier than their ancestors.

The present age of India is witnessing tradition along with progress. The young generation is brought up in the culture of smartphones, gadgets, computers, etc. Some people say that our ancestors lived a stable life and were happier than us. Our ancestors had respect for elders, joint family, love and affection for juniors and sympathy for the disabled and those in poverty.

Air pollution, random fatal diseases, political violence, and terrorism were not even round the corner. Trains, roads and other media of transportation were not packed to suffocation. But at the same time, the life of our ancestors were crowded with superstitions, mass illiteracy, child marriage, etc. We are at least able to mitigate some of the social evils practised in the society. Thus, our social life doesn’t seem to be as complex as our forefathers. Our forefathers used to live in an open environment.

The youth feel that they are happier than their ancestors.

They could take a breath in a pure atmosphere. We cannot move out for evening walk as the roads are crowded with vehicles. Even small towns become overladen with smoke and fumes due to the explosion of the modern industry. The environment in which our ancestors used to live was much clean that that of ours. The progress of science has brought the earth and even the sky close together. The gifts of science, like the mobile phone, car, aeroplane, telephone, internet, electronic mails, etc. We cannot stay for a single day without our cell phone.

The satellites have expanded the scope of human knowledge. Meteorologists give accurate data about weather and ground conditions for plantation and agriculture. As against this, our ancestors lived a life of miserable situation, they would complain. They completely lived at the mercy of nature. The modern age has taken its birth on the past systems and values. The world today is thinking to live happily like a family of the human.

The modern people want to live happily and don’t believe in superstitions, other narrow beliefs. Happiness, prosperity and satisfaction for all is the modern philosophy. It is the light of modernism that the caste system has been abolished in many countries. We cannot stay happy with social evils such as the caste system. It is true that the Modern world has moved forward. The atomic tests and explorations into the space bring in its wake some incurable curses like the ozone layer, green-house effects.

Critical diseases like cancer, brain tumour, unnatural births, etc.

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