Yesterday I saw a video clip on Facebook, it showed how we, human beings, can now make artificial clouds and thus create artificial rain.
Certainly, we, human beings have controlled our environment since the very beginning. Constantly, we have been trying to make our life comfortable.
We created automobiles to travel long distances with least amount of effort. We have created air-conditioners to control the temperature we live in.
One of the most remarkable achievements of mankind is the development of these mobile phones with which we can stay connected at any time of the day regardless of wherever we are.
But, do you really believe that we, human beings, are more connected than ever before. Well, I have big doubts on it. I will talk on this matter in some other article.
Here, I highlight the comfort in life that human beings have created for themselves. Phenomenal advancement in pharmaceuticals and medical science can treat disease that were feared the most in the past.
I am sitting here in my home with a fan rotating over me to cool me down in this hot weather. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough money to purchase an air-conditioner, otherwise, I would have created a more comfortable environment for myself.
If we, human beings, have created so much comfort for ourselves, so why are there so many depressed and tensed people around.
Why do people suffer from depression still? Why do people have mental breakdown? Why after living in such comfortable and luxurious life, that people still search for peace of mind.
Why not these worldly comfort and pleasures do not give us the much needed peace of mind.
It is because all the machines and gadgets provide us physical comfort, they do not provide us mental comfort.
There is a thin line that differentiate these two aspects. Let’s take an example.
A person, for some work or reason, had to walk nearly 2 miles in the middle of the day in scorching heat to reach home. He was sweating profusely and his throat was running dry. His body / physical being was at torture and was fighting with his mind to go at some place comfortable.
Now, there are two options, he can either relax under a tree (which are quite hard to find in big metro cities) and sip some water to replenish his lost body fluid.
The second option, the most obvious one in metro cities, is he can turn on the fan and / or air-conditioner of the home.
Now, in the first option, the person has to pay almost nothing. It cost nothing to relax under the shade of a tree (if at all you are able to find one, because, we, human beings have cut so many trees already).
To use this first option this person will not have to earn anything. Although, the comfort under a tree will be slow comparatively, but in the long run it will be good for his health.
To use the second option, or to use the second form of comfort, the person will first have to purchase a fan and / or air-conditioner and will have to pay electricity bill. This means he will have to earn something.
So, through this example we can see that, we, intelligent, human beings have created a wonderful machine, “air-conditioner”, which gives our physical body a comfortable environment to live in, but….
It has also created for us a need to earn more to have that machine. Now, this need to earn more, creates tension and depression.
Few Year Back…..
There was a telephone at our home when I was a kid, a small black machine sitting comfortably on a table just beside the refrigerator.
Many years pass, but that telephone remained the same. But, in today’s world people change their mobile phones almost every year or two, on average, if not more.
I myself have purchased 2 phones in the past 5 years. The last phone that I had, was with me for more than 3 years, it was working just fine. There was no problem as such in using that phone, except that, the technology had gone obsolete.
It had a 1 gb processor which was not working properly as per the latest software, so I had to purchase a new one. A ‘need’ created unnecessarily. I spend nearly 35,000 on something which will not stop my breathe if I didn’t had it, or will it!!
This additional need pushes me to earn more, and to loose my peace of mind.
But, can we do anything about it, I don’t think we can….!! We are human beings!!!