Men have traveled a long journey to arrive where they are today. Let us go way back to the centuries of our forefathers. Most of them lived on farming and on the farms several generations lived together, and they did not have much to live on like we have today. In modern living, most of us live in our own home and we can afford many things that can satisfy our family life. We still have farmings as a way of life or we can call it a profession in today’s society that we embrace. And actually many of us in one family alone can grow with good education and place ourselves in professional activities within the modern society which our ancestors and their children may not have had that great chance to abide.
Should we judge the modern day lifestyle in having a good education, it is not an integrant of a cultured human life. A cultured being and cultured life is foresee to carry with it more than all this. To become a cultured being is very difficult and we have to keep one’s shoulder to the wheel to be elevated to accomplish it.
Let us analyse both worlds. Our great parents did not have what they called computers, emails, fax, mobiles, science, technology and many more of what we consume in our a la mode world. Since our great ancestors had rivers, lakes, trees, land, and their roads and air were cleaner than what we nurture in our modern society. Their food was organic and they lived far from using unnatural force to grow their plants or make their animals give births. Their communications among themselves were in a way better than we embrace in our latter mode-de-vie. They were healthier and their means of transports were limited or they did not have them at all. They arrived quicker than we do to save a life. And hence they had rick-shaws to what we called ambulances or paramedics. They saved many lives and they believed in traditional herbal medicines that they abundantly possessed. They did not have qualified doctors with diplomas, they did not have x-rays, scans to see what was happening inside their inner selves, and paracetamol was nowhere to be adhered, and more likely they lived over the ages of 80 years old, but in our modern society comprising of their technological robots that can detect of what is happening way inside our lively selves, many of us and our youths do not live to reach the age of 40 years old. What is going on with the modern world, that our ancestors lived a happier life than we do?
So we say and think that science and technology has set us across the board as we grandly swear, yet has regrettably through our own miscalculations, we have averted the delight and passions of living. The buoyancy in all this attempt and power been outmoded.
Our predecessors lived a cultured lifestyle and they were very cultured beings. They knew better than us right from wrong. They were a very hard working ancient society and humbleness was their traits. They were noble and considerate. In our actual modern society there are many mentalities that lowers our ways of life. Many beings lives to believe that themselves alone should win and their neighbours must fall down. Our great parents did not possess these types of characters that many of us practice in the modern society. They did not live for themselves alone, but for others too. If we have to judge our “ancient culture and modern lifestyle,” who can be called more cultured?
Culture is the will of life and spiritual being and our ancestors knew this all along, but in our actual modern society, men have become too egocentric and selfish to others’ demands and curiosity. Religion has lost its value in the thought of modern society. Even in praying modern men shows the lack of sentiments and inner credence. Throughout the land, near and far there are make-believe and masquerades, and this is what we call lifestyle of a modern society. Our foregone parents believed in coherence, purity, confidence and trust!
Our success is fundamental and what is more valuable is the advantage of the civilization we belong to. This would express disregard of one’s own self and additional solemn and melancholy unlike – and this is an arduous goal to verily frame before one.
Let’s allow our modern customs to emerge from their mirage of illustrations and fascinations and leave them to apprehend the merit and ethics of life. Then only wisdom and moral can be of any hope for the betterment of social inheritance that we feel proud about and worth being proud of.
After all the world of our forefathers was original from where we live actually. They plough the land to earn a living and their limited daily needs were enough for them to live happy. They traveled in very slow carriages and they used water from the well or the river. Their village life was surrounded by peace, quietness and tranquility. They had them all what we don’t have today!
And questions that needs to be answered in today’s modern society and latter day mode de vie are : “have we become more cultured and civilized than our ancestors were? Or/and has Science, technology and modern lifestyle made us more cultured and civilized?
Look at us modern men and modern women, do we have mirrors?
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