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Are We Happier Than Our Ancestors?

A person like thoreau, the american writer may say that we are unhappy because our life is complicated. so he would conclude that our ancestors were more happy. in fact thoreau, wanted that life should be very simple. there should be no newspapers. no letters, no furniture and nor other things which make human beings to think of getting more and more. none can deny that our life has became more complicated and in this respect. our ancestors were more happy.

               Are we happier than our ancestors?
 

                

                   a person like thoreau, the american writer may say that we are unhappy because our life is complicated. so he would conclude that our ancestors were more happy. in fact thoreau, wanted that life should be very simple. there should be no newspapers. no letters, no furniture and nor other things which make human beings to think of getting more and more. none can deny that our life has became more complicated and in this respect. our ancestors were more happy.
                   there is great activity today. modern man is like frightened sheep running here and there. we are running a hundred- meter race. consequently we do not enjoy spiritual peace. love of money has killed our finer emotions. we consider others as cogs in the machines. we use of them our personal profit. similarly our attitude has became mechanical. our ambitions are very high. so we remains dissatisfied with ourselves. modern man thinks of crossing even those limitations which earthly life put upon them. he is thinking of becoming a guide. he has lost faith in religion and moral values. as a result of it modern man is unhappy and frustrated. he does not enjoy spiritual peace.
                   this is only the one side picture. modern man has more comforts of life. he can fly like birds and swim like fish. he can land upon the moon and know much about the mars. he has knowledge that gives him satisfaction. in this manner he hopes to know the motives and desires of other. modern man enjoys all types of material possessions, life has became longer. diseases can be controlled: hearts can be transplanted and lmbs can be kept in working order. modern man has access to all types of knowledge. he can plan properly and execute it properly. in this manner he enjoys all those benefit which our ancestors could never dream to enjoy.
                   by comparing the two sides of the picture we come to the conclusion that our ancestors were happier. their wants were limited and they were self-satisfied. they were religious in their view and quite well informed about the purpose of human life upon earth. our ancestors had nothing to fear, wars were not so horrible in those day. thus our immediate abcestors were decidedly happier than the modern man.

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  1. megamatt09

    On February 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm


    I think that the world is far different. I think for those who come after this generation, our world will seem primitive, much like the world of our ancestors that come before us.

  2. LCM Linda

    On February 27, 2011 at 6:28 am


    We can’t go back to the ancient time, but we can learn from our ancestors by choosing a simpler life and live the full.

  3. jemialbert

    On February 27, 2011 at 11:38 am


    good share

  4. genicuta

    On February 28, 2011 at 5:46 am


    Good article,thanks….

  5. tani90

    On February 28, 2011 at 8:07 am


    We had this topic in one of our debates at school and i spoke against the motion. Hahaha. We are not and we can never be happy and peaceful than our ancestors if in true sense we consider it but as today we all are running after money with no contentment we would not be happy because the greed will never go. Nice article though. Thanks. Take care :)

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