Are We Happier Than Our Forefathers? The above remark is puzzling one and so cannot be answered categorically. Opinion remains divided on this subject, because the world of today is quite different and much improved than that a century ago. If our ancestors wake up from eternal sleep they would be wonder struck to see the marvelous changes brought by science during this century and would really envy our life.
Our ancestors had to experience an inconvenience and trouble. There were no schools and, hence, they could not receive proper instructions, and remained illiterate. They were unaware of the civil and hygienic rules and the result was that they suffered from many diseases. There were no hospitals and people died premature deaths. They were a lot superstitious and went to the extent of sacrificing human begins in order to appease the deities. There were no good means of communication and conveyance. At times of calamities, the people of one region could not help those of the other.
But now science has changed everything. Electricity, the fairly child of science, has done much for the comfort of modern man. There are motor cars, aero planes, trains and so many other modes of conveyance. Wireless and radio have done a lot to keep the world well – informed of news. Distance means nothing these days. More and more people are getting education these days in schools. Electricity has helped much in domestic affairs. Cooking and washing are no longer big problems. Life has become comfortable and worth living. By invention of X-rays, many internal diseases are detected without much pain. By means of trains and aero planes, we can send to famine stricken or flooded areas.
Modern scientific implements have increased agricultural output. The world no longer suffers from shortage of any kind. People are no longer superstitious and have developed scientific attitude towards every problem related to their lives. People have learnt the laws of hygienic life and live a longer span of life. Every possible effort is being made to bring peace and prosperity. Hence the world now is a better place to live in than it was a century ago because science has brought kingdom of cool on earth.