Think Life Without Electricity
The world is changing rapidly. From the Stone Age to the Iron Age today we are living in an ultra-modern era where things we never imagined 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 the 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 of life without electricity. In big cities everything depends upon it. We find ourselves completely paralyzed whenever there is power failure in our area. Electricity provides all the comforts of life and life would be completely different in its absence.
We would have to use earthen lamps, lanterns or candle light instead of electric bulbs and tubes like now. If there would have been no electricity, people would not have so many luxuries like coolers, air conditioners, refrigerators, room-heaters and other electric appliances. The kitchen would not have been so well-equipped. The medical field would not have been so rich if there were no electricity. We would not have the facilities of x-ray, heart-surgery and electric treatment. As a result, the patients would have to bear the heat of summer and cold of winter along with their medical problems.
Festivals especially Diwali would not have been so bright with a series of bulbs sans electricity. The shopping centers nowadays attract people with their colorful lights. And when we enter there, it seems as if we have entered a fairy land. In case there was no electricity we would not have the glamour that is there nowadays. In earlier days, people had to work hard no matter if in scorching heat or in biting cold, if they did 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, not televisions, no computers and no internet. 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 civilization 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 ,dull places. Needless to say that now a days these are the most attractive venues with all time activity 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 industrialization.
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.