The world is changing rapidly. From the Stone Age to the Iron Age today we are living in an ultramodern era where things which were not even thought of earlier have become vital necessities in our life. For example, light in those ages was to be got only from sun for a limited part of day. But now we have electricity for all time use. Thanks to Thomas Alva Edison who by inventing electricity illuminated the whole world.
Now we can't think life without electricity. In big cities everything depends upon it. We find ourselves completely paralysed whenever there is power failure in our area. Electricity provides all comforts of life and life would be completely different in absence of it.
We will have to use earthen lamps, lantern or candle light instead of electric bulbs and tubes as it is now. If there would have been no electricity, people would not have become so luxurious with coolers, airconditioners, refrigerators, room-heaters and other electric appliances. The kitchen would not have been so equipped.
The medical field would not have been so rich in case there was no electricity. We would not have the facilities of x-ray, heart-surgery and electric treatment. As a result, the patients will have to bear the heat of the summer and cold of the winter along with their inner problems.
Festivals especially Diwali would not have been so bright with series bulbs sans electricity. The shopping centres nowadays attract people with their colourful lights. And when we enter there, it seems as if we have come in a fairy land.
In case there was no electricity we would not have the glamour that is there now a day.
Like earlier days, people had to work hard wheth«*r in scorching heat or in biting cold, if they had not have the boon of electricity. Instead of electric fans, people would have been using hand fans for getting relief from heat.
And what is more, if there were no electricity, there would have been no cinemas, no radios, no televisions, no computers and no internets. Life would have not been the same sans these things. It is the age of science and technology which gives employment to many. In absence of electricity, we would not have known about them. Our civilisation would not have flourished so much and so rapidly without electricity.
Our transportation system is also based on electricity to a great extent and in case of no electricity; we would not have enjoyed the fast journey by electric trains. Railway stations would have been turned into dark and dull places. Needless to say that nowadays these are the most attractive venues with all time activities. And credit goes to electricity.
Our industries are in existence only due to electricity. If it were not there, people would have been unaware of industrialisation.
Thus, electricity has become the basic need of our life. There is no exaggeration if we say that where there is light there is life. But we should value it as a resource that has to be used carefully and wisely not to be taken as a complete boon.